This is one of the most important iconographical rings to be found. It is rare example of the type depicting a scene rather than individual saints. Few comparable scenes are known, examples include a 16th century ring from the Waterton Collection held in the Victoria & Albert museum, no. 693-1871 and a 15th century ring in the British Museum, no.2004, 0202.1. Neither of these rings has an inscription and the black letter legend to the exterior of the Charnwood ring is noteworthy. It has been suggested that iconographical rings served amatory as well as devotional functions. Accordingly the legend may be read as a statement of fidelity between lovers as well as faith. The condition of the ring is remarkably good, it is complete and unusually much of its polychrome enamel remains.