According to local traditions, this church in Italy holds a ring that many claim belonged to the Virgin Mary.
Wedding rings have an ancient history and are typically linked to traditions in Judaism, Rome and even Babylon. While each of these traditions were developed for various reasons, it points to the likely possibility that St. Joseph gave the Virgin Mary a ring at their betrothal.
This is a small detail that isn’t mentioned in scripture, as most local traditions are typically omitted from the New Testament since the original readers would have been familiar with these customs.
Whatever may have been the case, a miraculous ring surfaced in Italy during the 15th century. Legend claims that a goldsmith from Chiusi, Italy, received the ring from a Jewish merchant around the year 1,000.
The ring had been passed down through the generations of a Jewish family and the Virgin Mary appeared to the Jewish merchant in a dream. He gave the ring to the goldsmith, but initially the goldsmith did not believe the story.