16th century, the period of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Size 10 ½ with 3.8mm width low rounded face band with a central heart flanked by pairs of clasped hands. Known as dextrarum iunctio, the symbol which started with Romans and continued through the Medieval period, with various connotations. By the Tudor period it was symbolic of the marriage union. Surface lightly textured from burial. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored. Jewelry gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.