Gaelic Anam Cara (Soul Friend) Posy Ring with Medieval Gaelic Font, Comfort Fit, 6mm Width
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Item # ANAM-14KWG
‘Anam cara,’ Gaelic words meaning ‘soul friend’ is twice engraved on the outside of this 6mm wide posy ring. The lettering is a medieval Gaelic font exclusively used by Crystal Realm.
Available in 14K white gold in U.S. whole and half sizes 4 – 15 . Please be sure to use our sizer prior to ordering, so that we may guarantee your fit. This means if the ring we deliver does not fit you, then the round-trip shipping to exchange it for you is free.
- Width: 6mm
- Weight approx. 10.76 gm for a size 10 ring.
- Profile (depth or thickness) 1.85mm, which is considerably more substantial than most of our traditional or contemporary posy rings. Please note that this ring also has a comfort fit, meaning it is slightly domed on the inside thus increasing your comfort while wearing your ring.
- Measurements are approximate and will vary slightly with the finger size of the ring.
- Engraving: The lettering on this ring is a durable black.
Priced singly. Order two for a pair (choosing one size at a time and placing it in your basket).Includes a chic ring box. Hand-crafted to your order in the U.S. using laser engraving.
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.