Posted 2 years ago
I found this ring this weekend and I thought it was a really nice find.
Its a fede gimmal ring.
A gimmel ring, is a ring with two or three hoops or links that fit together to form one complete ring. The name gimmal comes from Latin gemellus, twin.
In the 16th and 17th centuries such rings were fashionable in England, Germany, and other countries, and were often used as betrothal rings. With triple link rings, a third person could witness the couple's vows and hold the third part of the ring until the marriage.
Most rings that you see today are georgian, but of course they still make them till today.
So now my question...what period do you think this ring is from?
I think the heart looks a bit to 'sharp' to be old...But then again, I'm no expert.
I tested it and its silver, I don't really understand the greenish tarnish though.