... of some readers are episcopal rings, pectoral crosses and croziers or "Catholic bling". This stuff really isn't easy to find. I came across a little collection of episcopal jewelry when gathering information of bishop Stangl, who you've seen in the previous posts. The stuff he himself wore was more like "Uhm... thanks, but NO!"
However: his predecessors on the episcopal throne of Würzburg did have the occasional moment of taste. So here are some pictures.
Pectoral Cross, 1700s
Pectoral Cross, 1725
Episcopal Ring, 1250. This is one of the oldes ones I've ever seen.
Episcopal ring, 1700s. Bit too baroque almost and you have to know that this really means something, coming from me.
Episcopal ring, 1800s
Episcopal Ring, 1865. This one was given to the then bishop of Würzburg, Georg Anton Stahl, for his silver bishop's jubilee.
Episcopal Ring, 1879. The quality is bad, but the ring has to be in here because it has an amethyst, which is my favorite stone.
Episcopal Ring, 1900s
Episcopal Ring, 1924. This one belonged to bishop Matthias Ehrenfried of whose installation you've seen a series of photos two weeks ago.
Episcopal Ring, 1957. This one belonged to bishop Stangl and it is by far the least offensive thing he wore when it comes to bling.