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DATED 1870 French Antique 18k Gold GIMMEL Twinned Wedding Band Puzzle RiNG

DATED 1870 French Antique 18k Gold GIMMEL Twinned Wedding Band Puzzle RiNG

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Love this romantic piece with a hidden secret! Wonderful French traditional Gimmel wedding band in 18k gold. The word gimmel is derived from the French "jumelle," meaning twin, so the ring consists of two separate bands that fold perfectly together to create one ring, stabilized by a small gold peg. Similar to a puzzle ring, it opens to two separate bands that remain interlocked, to represent the two parts of the couple joining together - two individuals but yet inseparable. How romantic!

Each flat inside edge of each of the hoops are engraved with the couples names and the wedding date, in this case in February of 1870. The "Unis Le" text states that the couple was "United" on that date. This is not visible until the ring is opened so it holds a romantic secret that way. This is a fine one in that the piece nests so perfectly together that the seam is almost invisible in places.

Beautiful rich antique gold patina.

These rings are becoming more and more scarce as they are typically fragile, and it is difficult to repair them and due to their intricate nature they are not sizable.

French hallmark for 18k Gold.


Size 7 1/4. It is 3.6mm wide. Weighs 2.7 grams.


All my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition. This one is in better than most condition in that they still nest together and it is perfectly shaped and round. Beautiful patina and sheen. A bit of a blunt edge from wear. I will recommend that it of course needs a gentle hand. It does not need force to nest them together and you wouldn't want to damage the peg or bend the gold by trying to fold it together strongly, but once you get the knack of how they nest, they slide into place : ) But Due to age - please note this is not a mint condition item.

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