Gimmel Ring

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∙ Reproduction of 18th century wedding ring
∙ Sterling Silver
∙ Opens to reveal a heart
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This sterling silver ring, based on an antique in Colonial Williamsburg's collections, consists of three bands joined at the base in such a way that, when closed, the two hands are clasped one in the other. Gimmel rings were often used as wedding rings in the 18th century. Available in sizes 6,7, and 8.
The gimmel ring (from the Latin gemellus meaning twin) has symbolized friendship and marriage since Roman times. Gimmel rings were often used as wedding rings in the 18th century. Traditionally, the conjoined rings were separated at the engagement ceremony; the outer bands were presented to the bride and groom and the middle band to a close friend of the bride. At the wedding ceremony, the bands were reunited on the third finger of the bride's left hand.

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Unique ring, reminder of this unique place

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LOVE my ring. Purchased one for myself and one for my only daughter. They are so unique. Special reminder of my weeklong trip to wonderful OCW.

A real conversation piece

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Good quality silver. I've had mine for 2 years with no tarnishing. I love to wear it because my husband bought it for me when we were at Colonial Williamsburg for our 20th wedding anniversary. I love the history of the ring design. Very unique!

A unique ring!

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I bought 2 of these rings 7-10 years back, in Colonial Williamsburg (one each for myself and my sister.) While I don't wear it on a daily basis, it has held up amazingly well. It could use cleaning now but has not really tarnished in all of these years. This ring has become one of my favorite pieces of jewelry.

My favorite ring

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My husband bought me this ring many years ago, when we celebrated our anniversary in Colonial Williamsburg. I have worn it a lot over the years and it is as beautiful now as it was then. It’s one of my favorite pieces of jewelry, along with my sterling silver Williamsburg bracelets.

Still going strong over 3 decades later....

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My husband bought me this ring 35 years ago in 14K gold. It was a first anniversary gift and I have worn it every day since. It is still beautiful and has such a wonderful sentimental value.