I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is Mine, Contemporary Latin Posy Ring, 14K White Gold, No Antiquing
Ego Dilecto Meo et Dilectus Meus
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Words of commitment from the Bible affirm your love beautifully. Engraved in Latin around the outside of the contemporary band are the words: ego dilecto meo et dilectus meus. These words translate as I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine, a phrase from Solomon’s Song of Songs, chapter 2, verse 16, surely one of the most romantic passages in the Bible.
Available in 14K white gold in whole and half sizes from 5 – 13 (UK/AU sizes J – Z+.75). (Other quarter sizes by telephone order). Band width: 5.0 mm; profile: 1.5mm; weight: 4gm. Measurements are approximate and may vary slightly with finger size of ring.
No antiquing: This ring is not antiqued, which is the slight darkening of the letters. Your ring will sparkle!
Includes a history card and a chic ring box. Hand-crafted to your order in the U.S. by the ancient art of lost-wax casting.
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.