This band ring is a rare find. Crafted in 18 ct gold, it shows on the outside two hands interlocked – the popular symbol of fidelity, love and intimate connection. The “Junctio dextrarum”, the handshake with the right, has been in use since antiquity to confirm the union of engaged couples, by spouses, for friendships, for the intimate connection, but also for farewells. These rings were gifts between lovers and were intended to express the togetherness of two people.
In goldsmithing they are known as “fede” rings, from the Italian “mani in fede” (ital. “hands in faith”). The cuffs were indicated here by an engraving. In the inside of the ring head, probably already in the 19th century, the monogram H.T. has been engraved. It was worn with pleasure and for a long time probably in further intimate connections. This is indicated by various subsequently engraved initials by different owners.
The wear marks visible in the high-alloy gold make this piece particularly charming.