In Renaissance England or France, a wedding ring would invariably be inscribed with a sentiment of love, faith, and hope. A posy or poesy (pronounced the same) is a short love poem. The popularity of these posy rings is attested to by their frequent mention in Shakespeare’s plays: “Is this the prologue or the poesy of a ring?” The tradition is dates to the 12th C., but it was during the Renaissance (14th-17th C.) that the custom reached the height of popularity. Very often a sterling silver betrothal ring would often be replaced with the same poesy ring in gold upon marriage. Though beautiful in gold, posy rings reach their apogee of excellence in platinum. It’s the most naturally white, durable, and dense metal used in jewelry today.

At Crystal Realm, we are the posy ring specialists. Here is how our expertise benefits you. For your convenience, 1) We carry every style of traditional and contemporary posy ring all the time; 2) Offer every style of posy ring in every metal: 14K white, yellow, and rose gold and platinum; 3) Make custom posy rings to your order 4) Offer whole, quarter, half, and three-quarter sizes; 5) Offer custom bridal sets in which posy rings are paired with hand-woven engagement puzzle rings, exclusive to Crystal Realm.

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