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DATED 1894 VICTORIAN French Antique 18k Rose Gold GIMMEL Twinned Wedding Band Puzzle RiNG

DATED 1894 VICTORIAN French Antique 18k Rose Gold GIMMEL Twinned Wedding Band Puzzle RiNG

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I am selling an assortment of vintage to antique jewelry and rings which I have hunted for and gathered from around the world, including several stackable bands. Some examples seen in the last photo - thanks for stopping by!


Personal collection release - I wore and enjoy this stacker for a few years but I am letting it go to a new home. Love this romantic piece! Wonderful French traditional Victorian Gimmel wedding band in 18k rosy gold. At first glance it appears like a normal wedding band until you discover the seam and notice that it is actually two rings which twist and nest perfectly together. Inside it holds a secret with the engraved names and date of the couple: "A. Lacoste L. Duclos 5 Avril, 1895" (For April 5, 1894.)

This is a sturdier one with a nice thickness, it wears almost like a donut but has a softened curved D shaped shank. Very sleek and comfortable.

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. 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!

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

French hallmark for 18k Gold.


Size 6 1/4. It is 3.2mm wide when nested together. Weighs 4.6 grams.


All my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition. This gimmel puzzles together but does slip and doesn't fasten closed as the little gold peg has worn from age. So while it does nest a little less snugly than originally, it does still stay together on the hand from tension against the finger while wearing it. When I was handling it, sometimes the two sides would slip or you would see the slight gap between the two sides. But I wore it all day and it never separated when on my finger. It is perfectly shaped and round. Beautiful patina and rosy sheen and glow. 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 gold by trying to fold it together strongly, but once you get the knack of how they nest, they slide right into place : ) This one is quite a sturdy one. But Due to age - please note this is not a mint condition item.

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