EUROPEAN BETROTHAL RING 16TH-17th CENTURY, SIZE 3 1/4
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 3 1/4 with raised lenticular bezel with flared shoulders. Worn and surface textured from use and burial. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored and gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.