This stunning ring is called a fede gimmel ring, with three separate rings that come together as two hands that clasp over a double heart.
The "fede" motif is one of my favorites and represents two clasped hands. It is Roman in origin and comes from the Italian for faith, and has come to symbolize "hands clasped in trust." A gimmel ring is one that is comprised of multiple rings that come together on a split shank.
Fede gimmel rings first rose in popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries as a symbol of the union between two people, often given as gifts of betrothal. This ring dates from the 19th century.
Unmarked but tested as 14k gold.
Listing is for the ring only. Ring box is not included.
+++ Measurements +++
Non-resizable US ring size 7.25
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition with minor age-related wear and patina. No significant flaws to note.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.