Wedding ring, 9k triple gold (yellow, white and rose), interlocking, trinity, "Russian" or English "Gimmel" 5mm wide.

$431.80 $507.37

Shipping to United States: Free

This 9k triple wedding band, made up of the three types of gold, yellow, white and rose/pink, the bands link as loops which bond beautifully as one on the finger. Each band is also decorated with diagonal millibeads.

The history of such wedding rings is shrouded in the mists of time, there is the religious Christian connotation of the three spirits in one. There is the Medieval English and European ritual of the two betrothed and the witness having a ring each which are joined at marriage never to be parted. The Russian orthodox Holy Trinity, and even Cartier the finest of jewellery makers claim to have been the inventor.

Something really special, with a deeper meaning.

This example has English hallmarks (London) and makers mark and stamped 9K gold.

Band overall width 6mm

UK size R 1/2

US size 9


Further information

Cartier....
"Three bands. Three colours. Pink gold, yellow gold and white gold, intertwined in a display of mystery and harmony. The visionary mind of Louis Cartier created the Trinity ring in 1924. Jean Cocteau promptly made the piece his own. Encircled in the glow of the literary world inhabited by the poet, the ring quickly earned iconic status. Three types of gold. Three symbolic colours: pink for love, yellow for fidelity and white for friendship. Trinity, all about you forever."

Russian...
During the 19th century, a new ring design joined the Russian tradition. A distinctive ring depicting three interlocked bands of varying shades of gold emerged. The bands are usually yellow gold, rose gold and white gold. The three bands represent the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). Today the ring is known as the Russian wedding ring. The ring also goes by the following names - Trinity ring, triple roll ring, puzzle ring, as well as faith, hope and love ring.

England and Europe...
A gimmal ring, or gimmel ring, is a ring with two or three hoops or links that fit together to form one complete ring. The name gimmal comes from Latin gemellus, twin, via Old French.

In the 16th and 17th centuries such rings were fashionable in England, Germany, and other countries, and were often used as betrothal rings. The engaged couple would wear one hoop each and rejoin them to use as a wedding ring. With triple link rings, a third person could witness the couple's vows and hold the third part of the ring until the marriage.

An early gimmal band, consisting of two interlocked rings sculpted to form a single ring is to be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum dated to 1350. Henry III of England met the Count of Gynes in 1202 and gave him a gimmal ring set with a ruby and two emeralds. Martin Luther wed Catherine Bora in 1525 with a gimmal ring enscribed "Whom God has joined together, Let no man put asunder".

Around 1600 the gimmal ring began to sometimes incorporate the clasped hands of the third ring and a third symbol, a heart, was added, sometimes with a third shank. Designs involving clasped hands, and sometimes a heart, remained popular after the Renaissance. Similar imagery is found on other love rings, including claddagh rings.

Joint ring was a name used in Elizabethan England. There are several references to gimmal rings in Shakespeare's plays, including a joint-ring mentioned in Othello. Robert Herrick's poem The Jimmall Ring or True-Love Knot (1648) is founded on a gimmal (jimmall) ring.
A gimmal ring is important to characters in Dryden's Don Sebastian (1690).

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