The spin pair-correlation function of finite bipartite antiferromagnetic Heisenberg quantum spin rings was studied numerically by means of exact diagonalization techniques. For large spins, the spectrum of the spin pair-correlation function is of a remarkably simple structure: It consists of few characteristic peaks at low, and a broad featureless signal at high temperatures. This arises as the energy spectrum exhibits a set of parallel rotational bands at low energies emerging into a quasi-continuum of states, with transitions from the lowest rotational band to the quasi-continuum being highly suppressed. The energies of the rotational bands can be accurately described by a generalized dispersion relation that depends on the total spin quantum number and, as usual, on the shift quantum number. These regularities are better fulfilled the larger the spin length but the smaller the ring size. It will be shown that all these features are associated with the underlying sublattice structure of the spin rings, and it is argued that they are valid for a more general class of finite Heisenberg systems than rings.