European Betrothal Ring 9th-12th Century Size 9 3/4 - Picardi Jewelry
European Betrothal Ring 9th-12th Century Size 9 3/4 - Picardi Jewelry
European Betrothal Ring 9th-12th Century Size 9 3/4 - Picardi Jewelry

EUROPEAN BETROTHAL RING 9th-12th CENTURY, SIZE 9 3/4

A6017

Regular price $80.00 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 9 3/4 with a circular bezel, flanked bubs forming a trefoil. It has been professionally refurbished with the silver surface restored and is gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.