This ring was a commitment jewel. The fede motif (two clasped hands) represents the joining of hands of the couple at a marriage ceremony, a practice that dates back to ancient Rome and was known as 'dextrarum iunctio'. This fede is turquoise-colored glass, pressed in the Georgian era and set into a tricolor gold mounting with shell and flower details at the shoulders.
14k tricolor gold (tests), blue glass
Good - wear commensurate with age and use; visible repair on one shoulder
6.5, can be resized; 8.4mm head, 1.3mm shank
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1714 — 1837
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