Vintage 18ct Gold Fede Ring with Rubies
A beautiful quality ring from the late 20th Century, c1990s. The ring is made from lovely heavy 18ct yellow gold and has been made in a lovely artisan style, giving it a handmade quality reminiscent of Georgian jewellery. The heart held in the hands is a traditional symbol of love and loyalty with the term fede coming from the Italian 'mani in fede' meaning 'hands [joined] in faith/loyalty'. This symbolism has been used since Roman times and was often seen in jewellery from the 18th Century onwards.
This ring also has pretty etched cuffs on the wrist of each of the hands and a leaf etching on either side of the shank. With the little pink rubies either side of the heart, this is a truly romantic piece and it could be worn as a token of love or friendship.
Materials - 18ct Gold (tested), Rubies
Age - C1990s
Size - Central heart measures 7mm wide by 9mm high
Ring size UK I 1/2 US 4 1/2 This ring could be resized.
Condition - Excellent
Weight - 5.75g