Sources from the left: Screenshot of Princess Yashodra's ring in Veer, Aishwarya Rai as Jodha in the Mughal-era movie "Jodha Akbar", an artistic rendering of an antique haath-pool with an arsi ring via indian chick blog, various styles of the arsi ring, from ethnicartsindia (the two small ones), fillgree ring via paklinks, a modern take on the arsi ring via isharya jewellery, and an antique ring via exotic india art
The Arsi ring is beloved to brides and antique jewellery lovers for its history and lore. Originating with the Mughal reign, the arsi ring was a flat, jewelled mirror fitted on a thick ring and reputedly worn by courtesans so that they could preen themselves with grace, or by brides so they could sneak a look at their bridegrooms' faces. Although they sometimes incorporate kundan work, they are not the same as kundan rings. Other types of work on the arsi ring include open filigree work, soldered metal beads, or pearls. The revival of Mughal designs has brought these sweet tokens back into the limelight, as one can see from the images of brides wearing them below.