The Jewish Wedding Ring was found in Erfurt/ Germany and is considered to be the most impressive and detailed of the three medieval wedding rings that still exist today. The masterpiece of medieval Jewish wedding rings represents the outstanding Jewish craftsmanship of the 14th century.
The ring was buried under a cellar staircase near the Old Synagogue in 1349 together with over 3,141 silver coins, 14 silver bars and 700 goldsmith objects. This unique ensemble of Jewish artefacts was rediscovered during construction work in 1998 and is known as the Erfurt Treasure.
According to the Halacha, the ring is made of pure gold without gems. The ceremonial ring was owned by the entire Jewish community and was only used during the wedding ceremony.
TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM
The upper side of the ring impresses with its finely crafted Gothic temple architecture symbolizes the destroyed Temple in Jerusalem. Inside the temple there is a small golden ball that creates a special sound when the ring is moved.