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The Most Popular Stories Involving Rings

Updated November 5, 2019 192 votes 70 voters 5.1k views7 items

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Magic rings are among the most popular objects to be used in fantasy. They are unique because of a ring's special significance as jewelry. Some of the best stories and works of fiction feature a ring as an important symbol or plot device, such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Green Lantern comics, and many more. But which works of fiction in which rings play a role are the best? These ring stories are often in the fantasy or scifi genres and many rank among the best works of fiction ever written.

What makes rings so pivotal and important to a story? Rings are often made with a symbol that represents the person wearing them, such as a signet ring. And they are worn on the hand, which represents how one's actions are a part of one's character. But perhaps it is because rings are easy to wear and hard to remove, that makes them good magical objects.

Whatever the case, rings are important symbols throughout literature. Which popular stories involving rings are the best? Which of these tales do you enjoy the most? Vote for the best ring stories below!