Claddagh Ring

Claddagh Ring

Gold Claddagh Ring c.1784.© The Trustees of the British Museum. Claddagh Ring Named after a small fishing village in Ireland, the Claddagh ring has a central heart surmounted by a coronet, grasped on either side by hands. The presence of a coronet or crown can...
Entourage

Entourage

Entourage An entourage ring is a ring with a large center stone surrounded by a row of smaller stones, usually diamonds. The most common method of setting found in an entourage ring is with shared prongs. In contemporary parlance, these rings are sometimes referred to...
Fede Ring

Fede Ring

Fede Ring Fede rings are an ancient sentimental design consisting of two clasped hands. The design in Roman times was called dextrarum iunctio, from the Latin meaning joined right hands. During the Middle Ages, these rings were called fede rings from the Italian for...
Gimmel Ring

Gimmel Ring

Gimmel Ring Cast Gold and Enamel Gimmel Fede Ring circa 1607. Courtesy of Victoria & Albert Museum. A gimmel ring (from the Latin gemellus meaning twin) is a ring that is made up of two or more separate hoops, sharing a split shank such that the hoops can be...