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Wedding Ring History

History of Welsh Gold. From Queen Victoria to Kate Middleton their wedding rings have been made from Welsh gold

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Tudor gold ring, found near Saffron Walden, early 16th century uttlesford.gov.uk

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King Richard's ring. English, 15th century. possibly belonging to Richard the III (1483-85).

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from V and A Collections

Ring

wedding ring from the Tudor era

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Ring of Brodgar, Orkney. Our tips for 25 fun things to do in Scotland: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2010/12/30/things-scotland/

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Sumerian Cloisonné ring (possibly a wedding ring). Iraq, ca. 3000 BCE. (Louvre Paris Reunion des Musees National/Art Resource, New York/Photograph by Zeva Oelbaum).

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from georgianjewelry.com

Setting Supreme - Diamond Engagement Ring

Early Poesy Ring: ca. 1200-1400, high carat gold inscribed with Lombardic lettering in Norman French "Ceit Mon Vie" with hand-engraved exterior of rose and leaf motifs as well as a cross pattée. "A poesy ring is embellished with a saying engraved to its interior. Most often signifying a marriage ring, posie rings are typically English in origin with a long history from the medieval era to the 18th century. A few even entered into the 19th century. These engraved inscriptions took many…

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from The Daily Meal

From Ireland, With Love: Celtic Wedding Traditions Slideshow

Bells- Irish Wedding Tradition Giving a bell as a wedding gift is another Irish tradition. The chime of bells is said to keep evil spirits away and also remind the married couple of their wedding vows. A nice modern twist is to hand out tiny bells to your guests to ring as you tie the knot or when you exit the church instead of throwing confetti. -- like the idea to use when exiting the church

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from BuzzFeed

35 Untapped Fashion Trends From Forgotten Decades

1830s - Hidden Message Rings (an article about fashion trends that time forgot)

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from spydersden

Modern Antiques That Today’s Kids Probably Have Never Used

don't see these anymore. Fell and rammed one of these in my left knee in 1972 still have the scar

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