Some rings are powerful magic items worn on the finger that grant magical powers to the wearer. A person may utilize only two such rings at a time; donning a third ring on another finger will render the third useless. There is at least one magic item, called a hand of glory, that can overcome this two-ring limit, though most goodly folk find such a necromantic item abhorrent. Most rings provide a permanent effect while worn, though a minority of rings have charges. Rings may be forged only by trained spellcasters. A ring's power runs continually or is activated by a command word, if needed. Rarely, a ring may be an intelligent item.
Signet rings have a flat bezel, usually wider than the rest of the hoop, which is decorated, normally in intaglio, so that it will leave a raised (relief) impression of the design when the ring is pressed onto soft sealing wax or a similar material. They are used as the personal seal of an individual or of a noble house, often representing the heraldry associated with the noble family. A common use is to legitimise official documents or to seal letters.
- Wikipedia article about rings
- Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 478. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
- Wikipedia article about signet rings
- Isabelle Lee, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen, and Jacob W. Michaels. (2017). Heroes of the High Court, p. IFC. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-920-2