Round faces and sometimes a gemstone inset engraved with the owner's arms.
On May 10, 2011, at 11:49 AM, James Koch wrote:
You are 100% correct, the rings purpose is essentially modern. These are not intended as regalia. They are akin to the Pennsic site medallions which many people collect and wear like the SCA equivalent of pilgrim's badges. My goldsmith and I are actually designing some correct medallions in terms of heraldry to serve as regalia. She is also making coronets. Those will have to wait though until we get the rest of the rings made. We can do custom rings, but we'll do those with a different outline so as to make them unique. Most surviving medieval rings actually had round faces.
Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"
> At 09:06 PM 5/9/2011, you wrote:
As a personal note, since these are proposed as "lodge" rings. Most of
us who wear such rings search for a design which means something special
to us even though there are certain common symbols. The use of
"standardized" colors (and especially colors which were not part of
period heraldry) of arbitrary determination puts me off. Frankly, this
blatant imposition of modern sensibilities has made me decide to avoid
consideration of the rings.
James Koch wrote:
> Gentlemen & Ladies,
> From the sound of it, where there are students/cadets the color they
> wear seems to be red as with Squires in armored combat. So red it is
> for student archers.
> Does anyone have any objections to opaque orange being used to
> indicate archery marshals? It shows up well from a distance and is
> unique. If I use it on the armored combat or fencing rings it will
> indicate a marshal there as well to avoid any confusion.
> Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"