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Initially referred to as a “reson” ring during the Middle Ages, the term “poesy (posie) ring” dates to the 15th century. Known during Medieval and Renaissance times as a love and marriage ring, it is a simple band of gold (symbolic of eternal love) inscribed with a saying, aphorism or thought-provoking poem traditionally engraved in old script with quaint spellings of English words. Historically, their popularity was greatest during the 16th and 17th centuries when only the very wealthy could afford a real gold band.

This is a most fine example of a scarce late 17th to early 18th century poesy (posy) ring. Crafted from yellow gold of more than 22k, the ring is very wide and substantial in weight for its genre. The message engraved on the interior I Like My Choyce belies the simplicity of the exterior of the plain gold band.

Item 11830

“I Like My Choyce” in an Antique Poesy Ring

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Measurements: 1/4 of an inch (0.6 cm) in width. This antique ring has a weight of 11.5 grams (7.4 dwt).

Ring Size: US 9-3/4 (UK T, Euro 19-1/2, 62 mm) and can be sized to accommodate any hand.

Condition: Excellent; even light to medium surface wear as commensurate with age and use.

Date & Origin: Late 17th or early 18th century and is English in origin

Story

Initially referred to as a “reson” ring during the Middle Ages, the term “poesy (posie) ring” dates to the 15th century. Known during Medieval and Renaissance times as a love and marriage ring, it is a simple band of gold (symbolic of eternal love) inscribed with a saying, aphorism or thought-provoking poem traditionally engraved in old script with quaint spellings of English words. Historically, their popularity was greatest during the 16th and 17th centuries when only the very wealthy could afford a real gold band.

This is a most fine example of a scarce late 17th to early 18th century poesy (posy) ring. Crafted from yellow gold of more than 22k, the ring is very wide and substantial in weight for its genre. The message engraved on the interior I Like My Choyce belies the simplicity of the exterior of the plain gold band.