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Jewellery is a category of equipment that consists of rings and amulets. They are always magical, but not necessarily in a beneficial way.

Most species can equip one amulet and two rings, although octopodes are able to wear eight rings at a time. Wearers of the unrandart macabre finger necklace can wear an extra ring. Worshippers of Ru who have sacrificed a hand have one less ring slot than normal. Some bad forms restrict your jewellery options. Rings and amulets are equipped with the P key and removed with the R key. You cannot change your jewellery while berserk.


One important quality of jewellery is that it can be changed very quickly. It only requires 1 turn to remove a ring or amulet and equip another (specifically, 0.5 turns for each individual action). In contrast, removing and equipping another piece of armour requires 10 turns (or 5 turns for each individual action), making it far less versatile.

That being said, it is wise to keep extra pieces of jewellery in your inventory for situational encounters, such as a ring of resist corrosion for a monster that can corrode you, or a ring that offers an elemental resistance versus a specific monster.

Note, however, that some amulets have properties that should make you think twice before swapping:


Jewellery is sometimes cursed, most often when it has a negative effect. This makes trying on unidentified jewellery without a scroll of remove curse somewhat risky.

ring of slaying, evasion, protection, strength, dexterity, and intelligence are always cursed when they have a negative modifier, which happens 20% of the time.

A ring of teleportation, ring of loudness, or amulet of inaccuracy is always cursed.

Otherwise unidentified jewellery has a 2% chance of being cursed.

Amulets AcrobatFaithGuardian spiritGourmandHarmInaccuracyMagic regenerationRageReflectionRegeneration
Rings AttentionDexterityEvasionFireFlightIceIntelligenceMagical powerPoison resistancePositive energyProtectionProtection from coldProtection from fireProtection from magicResist corrosionSee invisibleSlayingStealthStrengthTeleportationWizardry