Initial Posy Ring in 14K White Gold or Your Choice of Color
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Make a custom posy wedding ring your own with your choice of initials or name on the ring. This ring is exclusive to Crystal Realm, and we first made it for a couple who wanted a ring with Polish lettering. After careful deliberation over the choices Mandira provided, they chose lettering in a Gaelic font on a ring decorated with a Russian motif between every two instances of letters.
You may have:
1. Three initials inscribed twice around the outside
2. Two intials inscribed three times around the outside
3. Your three initials and your beloved’s three initials on the outside of the ring
4. A five letter name followed by a heart (or other symbol) around the outside of the ring (you may add a comment in the comment field when you check out)
5. A six letter name around the outside of the ring
This ring is 6mm wide, and it is available in quarter, half, and whole sizes from 4 to 12.5. It is approximately 2mm thick, meaning it is a very substantial ring. Choose from 14K white gold, shown, 14K yellow gold or 14K rose gold. 18K or platinum is available upon request.
Priced singly. Order two for a pair (choosing one size at a time and placing it in your basket).
Made exclusively by Crystal Realm in the U.S. by the time-honored lost-wax casting method.
Your gold poesy ring(s) will be hand-made to your order and will ship in four to five weeks.
Whether spelled posie, poesy, posey, or posy, the word is pronounced ‘posy’ and refers to a ring that was popular during medieval and Renaissance times as a gift from lover to beloved. Quotations from courtship stories were inscribed, usually on the inside, but sometimes on the outside of the ring. Shakespeare popularized the rings by mentioning them in several of his plays. In Hamlet, ‘Is this a prologue or the posy of a ring?’
From the British Museum: By 1430 love rings engraved with inscriptions were known as ‘posies’ (from ‘poesy’ or poetry). In the 13th and 14th centuries the language of the posy was usually French, but from the 15th century English became increasingly common. Rings were given on many occasions. They often seem to have been declarations of love, rather than formal betrothal or marriage rings.
Another quote from the British Museum: This ring is known as a posy ring, deriving from the French ‘poesie ‘ (poetry). Posy rings were plain hoops inscribed with mottoes or saying, that might express sentiments of faith, commemoration, friendship and love. It was an especially popular type of ring in the fifteenth century. The romantic inscriptions on posy rings suggest that they were also used for weddings.