Jewish Betrothal Ring by Unknown Artist

Betrothal rings from northern Italy were common in the Jewish community between the sixteenth and eighteenth century.


Gold filigree with enamel
Diameter: 3.5 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Viscount Bearsted through The Art Fund

These adornments were far too large for actual wear - instead they were used more for ceremonial purposes. A bride-to-be would receive this from her fiancé one year before the marriage. The ring is illustrated with a gold filigree with large central bosses and small border bosses in blue and white. Its blue enamel roof is engraved with the Hebrew letter for 'Good Luck.'


Goldschmidt-Przibraia, Mensing

Venue details

Jewish Museum London Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert St, Camden Town, LONDON London NW1 7NB 020 7284 7384

Entry details

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