What is a gimmel ring? The Fede Gimmel ring originated in 16th century Italy as a betrothal or engagement ring. A betrothed couple would each wear one hand prior to the marriage. After the marriage, the third band, featuring either a single or a double heart, would be added. After the marriage the wife would wear all three bands. Fede Gimmel is an anglicized translation of the Italian word for "soulmate". Its characteristic clasped hands are a symbol of fidelity as they cover and protect the heart of the beloved. The Fede Gimmel style engagement ring was revived during the Victorian Era and became popular throughout the western world.
This is a reproduction of an antique ring from the Victorian period. Made in 14k gold, this ring is made to size by local jeweler Andrew Beesley. Production requires a 6 week lead time.
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Measures ring size 5, 6, and 8 (custom sizes made to order).
Made of 14k yellow gold.
Made in the U.S.A.