Some examples seen in the last photo - thanks for stopping by! Interesting fede gimmel ring in sterling silver with two joined bands that swivel out and then close and clasp together. Both have ruffled cuffs but what is really interesting is that the bands are delicately stamped on all sides, so there is design detail all the way around the shank, including the vertical edges. Textbook Victorian fede gimmel handshake motif which represented friendship, commitment, union, and was often used for betrothal or engagement. This is an antique piece that I acquired along with several other pieces from a wonderful antique store on the east coast.
About a 6, a slight bit under. All my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition.It does feel a bit delicate when it comes to separating and reclasping them. The bands are substantial but the rivet holding the two together is pretty thin and flexible so please note that it does not have a super sturdy hand feel. When you slide them apart they do curve slightly outward at the riveted connection point. But it does function and is an interesting whimsical antique piece. And it stays clasped together when worn.
Some spots and discoloration from age. But a nice antique patina.
Some build up and deterioration inside the back. But due to being preowned, please note this is not a mint condition item.I'd be delighted if you'd follow me. The item "Antique Victorian STERLING SILVER Fede Gimmel RING Movable Clasping Hands 2 Band" is in sale since Sunday, December 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Rings". The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.