Italian Nun’s Bride of Christ Wedding Ring

2.300,00

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A fine example of a Roman Catholic Nun’s.Up until the 1960s, every nun in the Catholic church would take part in a wedding ceremony to signify their complete renunciation of the world and adoption of a nun’s life. She would dress in bridal white with wreath and veil, and receive a wedding ring as a “Bride of Christ”. This was followed with a wedding breakfast, including wedding cake (!), and then the white veil would be swapped for a black one as she forever forswears the world and its pleasures. It’s incredibly unusual to find such a piece, as typically nuns were buried wearing their rings… so perhaps the owner of this one left the Faith? Modelled in 18k gold, platinum,diamond,pearl and lapis. Size 7

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