The marriage knot, also known as the reef knot or knot of Hercules, originated in Ancient Egypt where it was worn as a protective amulet. The motif was adopted by the Romans in the beginning of the second millennium, and employed in jewelry as a symbol of betrothal and commitment. The knot (or bow) motif all but disappeared in the Middle Ages, but it came back with a bang in the Georgian era and has been popularly used as a representation of everlasting love for the past three centuries. This Edwardian lover’s knot ring is made in 18k gold and sparkles with a single .15ct old European cut diamond.
18k gold (marked), .15ct old European cut diamond
Birmingham hallmarks for 1924
8, can be resized; 8.8mm head, 3.3mm shank
1900 — 1910
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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.
In the 14th century, it was discovered that the only way to cut a diamond was with another diamond.