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Betrothal Ring

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1935M547.194
Collection:Applied Art - Jewellery
Date:1700 - 1800


This 18th century betrothal ring is inscribed with the words 'This knott is knitt this ring doth show, twas wrought in Hevven performed below'. Meaning that the ring witnesses the act of marriage as defined by Heaven, which is takes place on earth.

Bequeathed by Thomas George Barnett, 1935.

Further Information

Production Period:18th Century
Medium:Gold, inscribed.