Mani in Fede

Unusual platinum wedding ring, made in our workshop

In earlier times, jewellery always had a certain meaning and often conveyed a message. Rings with two interlocking right hands, for example, were already symbols of love and friendship in antiquity. They are still known today in goldsmithing under the term "fede", from the Italian "mani in fede" (roughly: "hands in faith"). These rings were usually gifts between two lovers and were meant to express the togetherness of two people. During the Renaissance, this motif was taken up again. A number of rare early examples have survived in the major museums of decorative arts; the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, for example, holds a small selection that is well worth a look. See, for example, the 15th-century ring with inventory number M204-1975 from the collection of Joane Evans. Looking for beautiful inspiration for wedding bands and engagement rings, we liked the old idea of rings with the two hands because they are so eloquently symbolic. Taking cues from historic feather rings, our goldsmith built a model that is here in platinum. The ring can be worn by both men and women. Due to its construction, but also due to its meaning, it is suitable as a wedding ring, engagement ring or friendship ring. An unusual piece of jewellery and a speaking symbol with historical references!

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.

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