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18th Century “Constant Happye” Fede Posy Ring


The symbol of two clasped hands is an ancient, sentimental design that has historically been associated with fidelity and marriage. "Fede" rings (from the Italian, for "trust" or "fidelity") or "Gimmel" rings (meaning "twin") were often used as betrothal tokens in 16th and 17th century Europe, but they remained popular until well after the Renaissance. This wonderful 18th century fede ring with a heart emerging from the pair of hands is also a posy ring inscribed with the words "Ff constant happye". A rare treasure.


  • Materials

    22k gold (tests)

  • Age

    c. 1700

  • Condition

    Very good - engraving reads "Ff constant happye"

  • Size

    5 1/2, resizing not recommended; 6.2mm head, 2.6mm shank

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.