- Title Pages
- Preface My Family Jewels and Other Tall Tales
- 1 Marriage Rings (and Adultery Rings)
- 2 The Ring Fished from the Ocean
- 3 Shakuntala and the Ring of Memory
- 4 Rings of Forgetfulness in Medieval European Romances
- 5 Siegfried’s Ring and Wagner’s Ring
- 6 Pregnant Riddles and Clever Wives
- 7 The Rape of the Clever Wife
- 8 The Affair of the Diamond Necklace
- 9 The Slut Assumption in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
- 10 Are Diamonds a Woman’s Best Friend?
- 11 Two Conclusions, on Money and Myth
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