Alberti's Doric ring. In his 1485 treatise De re aedificatoria,, Leon Battista Alberti,
Italian Renaissance architect and theorist, revived and codified the 'canons' for the five
orders of columns, as first described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius in
De Architectura.

Of these, the Doric order (second from the left), the most masculine of the orders, was deemed appropriate for temples dedicated to male saints. A foundation of ancient architecture, it is also the order used, in giant form, on the Parthenon, in Athens, Greece.

It differs from the Ionic, Corinthian and Composite columns, in that it is
comprised of only 20 flutes.

Done in the antique style.

Sterling silver. In men's and women's sizes.

  • As seen in JQ (Jewelry Quorum) magazine, article on men's jewelry, September/October 2006

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