In Thee I Finde ... Antique Poesy Ring
Finally a poesy ring perfect for a man's hand...essentially an English tradition, a posy (poesy) ring is a simple band of gold often given as a token of love or as a wedding ring, Sometimes it is presented as a gift of regard or of friendship.
A band of gold (symbolic of eternal love) is inscribed with a saying, aphorism, or thought-provoking poem. Scarce now and often reproduced, these rings were typically of high carat gold. The inscriptions or mottoes expressed strong emotions and were initially inscribed on the outer surface of the band. At some point the engraving was shifted to the inner face of the band hidden from observers. The posy became private and was known only to the wearer and to whom she or he chose to reveal it.
As is traditional, the inscription is engraved in script and has the quaint and archaic spellings of English words. Here inscribed to the interior of a higher than 22k yellow gold band, the posy “In thee I finde content of mind” in hand engraved flowing script is still clear and strong. The meaning resplendent with emotion and strength is private and concealed next to the finger. Nice weight and thickness.
Measurements: Greater than 1/8 of an inch (0.4 cm) in width. Weight of 6.9 grams (4.4 dwt).
Ring Size: US 12 (British X-1/2; Euro 12.5; 67.5 mm). This ring can easily be sized. Ring sizing information.
Hallmark: Slightly obscured but present.
Condition: Good condition; outer finish is slightly dulled from being in ground, discovered by metal detector and unearthed. We have left the ring “as is” but if so desired, it can be polished by our jewelers. Edge has a few minute nicks. Ring has been previously sized.
Date & Origin: Late 17th to early 18th century and is English in origin.
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