An early 19th century fede cameo ring. The name 'Fede' origins from the Italian words 'Mani in Fede', hands clasped in faith. 'Fede' symbolizes love & friendship, and also often used for the meaning of betrothal. This fede ring shows beautifully carved clasped hands. The shank is 18k gold, and bears a French owl hallmark. This French hallmark indicates that the ring was brought to France, and was examined by French assay office around/since 1893. The French owl hallmark represents a gold piece that is imported from a country whose standards do not follow the French one. The ring is currently US size 10.25 and resizable. Overall the ring is in great condition.
N-S: Approximately 4.3mm (cameo)