Victorian Nun’s Bride of Christ Wedding Ring


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A fine example of a Roman Catholic Nun’s wedding ring bearing the cross on the side. 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?

Size 7 1/4

Weight : 2,1gr