EUROPEAN BETHROTHAL RING, SIZE 9
16th-17th century. During the Renaissance, the act of committing to marriage took place as a formal ceremony with vows, considered sacred and unbreakable exchanged. A ring was given by the man to the woman to bind the pledge and worn until the marriage. That practice is believed to derive from the custom of providing a bride’s price or dowry. This example is size 9 narrow band tapering to the shoulders, shaped as hearts, flanking a central oval. It has been professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored and is gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.