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


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


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!