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A type of finger ring made of gold in the form of a band of twisted rope, sometimes two or more such bands making a wide hoop. On some examples the bands are not parallel and adjacent but are spread apart to form loops above and below the central band, and occasionally a band is wound diagonally around a plain hoop. Some similar rings are made with twisted strands of gold wire.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson