fe·de ring | ˈfā(ˌ)dā riŋ
A ring with two hands clasped together, first
The Fede ring dates back to Ancient Rome and consists of two hands clasping one another. This design is often used to indicate a close friendship, love, or betrothal and has been used at several points in history as a representation of engagement for marriage. Because the design dates back so far, it has been found in several stages of history. Most prominently, it was popular in the medieval period in western Europe, with common references to it dating back to the 12th century. Today, these rings are still used in Europe as a token of faith or loyalty between two individuals - it can be either romantic or non-romantic.