gi·mmel ring | ˈgi-mel ˈriŋ
A ring formed of two or more linked hoops, which fit together in a manner that make them appear as one ring
A gimmel ring is a type of ring worn on the finger that consists of two or more linked hoops. These hoops are designed to link together in such a way that they appear as a single ring. The same shank split lengthwise allows them to fit together closely. Gimmel rings were first designed during the Renaissance and typically symbolized the union of two people, in marriage most commonly, but also in political or social contracts. They were often presented as betrothal rings, and were very popular items made by goldsmiths of the time.