Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All – Hand-Engraved Tapered Posy Ring in Palladium
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Item # CR-R489-PALL
Amor vincit omnia, Latin for love conquers all graces this tapered band in hand-engraving. The lettering is an adapted version of a 12th C. medieval font designed specifically for this ring.
Tapered rings are ultra-comfortable to wear, fitting beautifully on the hand and keeping the lettering in place. Lettering only part way around the ring means that future resizes, if necessary, are a snap.
Available in palladium in whole, quarter and half sizes 8 – 13.5, with other sizes available upon request. This band is a very solid 2.25mm thick and just over 4mm wide at top center.
Customize your ring: Since this band is made from a one-off, hand-carved wax, we can modify it to your taste. We can make it wider; we can increase or decrease the profile or thickness; we can add gemstones. Please feel free to contact Mandira to discuss your ideas or order it as is. It is more beautiful than these pictures can show, and the client who first commissioned this ring called to say, ‘It’s gorgeous!’ upon receipt.
Artisan-crafted and hand-engraved to your order by Crystal Realm in the U.S.
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.