A Pair of Gold Wedding Bracelets c.1860- the interior of each bracelet is engraved with the name of the bride, Theresa Knapp, $6400
In 19th century tradition, a jeune fille would receive a cuff as a gift of engagement and the second, matching cuff upon her wedding. She would then, the lady, wear one on each wrist.
I'm spending the day contemplating what John would give Alice. Same for George and Pattie, Leonard and Virginia, Miles and Juliette. All in a professional capacity, of course.