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 - EUROPEAN BETROTHAL RING, 9th-12th CENTURY, SIZE 8
 - EUROPEAN BETROTHAL RING, 9th-12th CENTURY, SIZE 8
 - EUROPEAN BETROTHAL RING, 9th-12th CENTURY, SIZE 8
 - EUROPEAN BETROTHAL RING, 9th-12th CENTURY, SIZE 8

EUROPEAN BETROTHAL RING, 9th-12th CENTURY, SIZE 8

A5660

Regular price $155.00 Sale

During the Middle Ages, 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 8 with a raised bordered oval bezel flanked by three small domes on each side. It has been professionally refurbished with the silver surface restored. See the reference image which shows the process. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.

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