Jewish Betrothal Ring by Unknown Artist

Within the Jewish community, betrothal rings were common in south Germany from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.


Diameter: 3.8 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Viscount Bearsted through The Art Fund

They were often given by the fiancé to his bride-to-be one year before the marriage and were normally too big to wear regularly. Inside the container which sits atop the ring is a Hebrew inscription which reads 'Good Luck.' The bezel has been styled after Romanesque synagogues.


Mrs Holbrooke, Bladon Castle; Christies, 1938.

Venue details

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

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £8.50)

Daily 10am-5pm (Fridays 10am-2pm)