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A magic ring with a wolf motif.

A ring is a round band, usually made of metal, worn as ornamental jewellery1 and, in some cases, as a powerful magic item.2

Magical rings

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 magic item.2


Magical rings are usually finely crafted items sometimes adopting a motif symbolic of the power they can imbue their wearer. Most are crafted from precious metal such as gold, silver, or platinum.2

Signet rings

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.34


  1. Wikipedia article about rings
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Magic Items” in Core Rulebook, 478. Paizo Inc., 2009
  3. Wikipedia article about signet rings
  4. Isabelle Thorne, et al. Heroes of the High Court, inside front cover. Paizo Inc., 2017