I am delighted to offer for your consideration this very special antique fede ring. A true treat and a sweet sentimental piece of jewelry. The two hands meet and are clasped in friendship, love or betrothal. Fede rings date back to Roman times and became prominent in the medieval period from the 12th century onwards. This lovely example dates somewhere between the Jacobean and early Georgian period. There are traces of enamel left on the upper setting. Perhaps this may have been gold gilt as well when it was created. There is some etching to sides and shank of ring. At the far back the detail has worn away. A sturdy solid ring that can easily be worn today. Suitable for a man or woman to enjoy! Size of ring is 6 3/4 with a combined total weight of 5.2 grams. At its widest point on the front the band is just over 2/8 of an inch. From cuff to cuff the design spans a bit over 5/8 of an inch. No hallmarks present which is common on pieces of such antiquity. Ring test positive for silver. Overall condition for its age and use is sound and good. There is loss to enamel and wear to design as expected. A rarity that will make a welcomed addition to your advanced collection. This ring should NOT be resized as to leave in its original state. Doing so would also depreciate its value. Please make sure to ask all questions prior to purchase. Thank you!
Antique Silver & Enamel Fede Ring Lovers Band 17th-18th Century