16th/17th Century Gold Posy Ring outside decorated with hearts inside inscribed ‘Let Love Last’


Code: TA647

16th/17th Century Gold Posy Ring, the outside decorated with hearts symbolising love & the inside inscribed with ‘Let Love Last’.

17x3mm, 1.43g, rare with the heart decoration.

Posy rings derive their name from the word “posie” or “poesy” – a French derivative of poetry meaning ‘short rhyme’. These rings were popular from the late Medieval period onwards and were primarily used to communicate secret messages of love between the giver and the recipient. The wearing of words against the skin was believed to increase their poignancy.

From an old collection.

1 in stock

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