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POESY RINGS & LAWYERS RINGS

These rings are reproductions of rings dating from the Renaissance found in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum. They are cast in sterling silver using the lost-wax method and are hand finished.

Medieval spellings were inconsistent. These inconsistencies are faithfully reproduced in these rings. In cases where the original rings shows signs of age or misspelled words, the replicas show the same imperfections.
POESY RINGS
Poesy rings are rings with brief poems that express love sentiments inscribed either around the outside or on the inside of the band. This type of ring dates as early as classical times, when they were considered magical, having the power when worn to enforce the poesy engraved on them. (Tradition has it that there is a vein running directly from the fourth finger to the heart and words touching this vein have a special power.)

In the 16th and 17th century England and France, a wedding ring would invariably be inscribed with a sentiment of love, faith and hope. A silver betrothal ring would often be replaced with the same poesy ring in gold on marriage.

They reached their greatest popularity historically during the Renaissance when they were not only given as wedding rings, but used as a lover's token or simply as a means of showing fond regard or giving a gift. Many of Shakespeare's plays mention them such as Hamlet Act III, scene 2, "Is this a prologue or the poesy of a ring."
Size
"For Love So Sweet" Poesy Ring

The original was excavated from the River Thames by the Museum of London. It was made of gold, bezel set with a heart shaped red spinel in four clows and inscribed in relief around the outside of the band in the period French spelling which is pour amor say douc". This reproduction features a garnet in place of the original spinel.
15th Century
Museum of London, England

Sterling Silver
No size 6 left!
Regular Price $75.00 - $10 Off
ML003R
"For Love So Sweet" Ring
Sale Price $65.00
Size
"Equality of Rights" Latin Poesy Ring

A wide ring with the Latin word Aequalitas which is translated to "Equality of Rights" is inscribed on the inside of the band
Sterling Silver
Regular Price $55.00 - $5 Off
Only 2 rings left! Size 10 and 12
ST015R
Equality Poesy Ring
Sale Price $50.00
Size
"Love Conquers All" Latin Poesy Ring

Latin amor vincit omnia translates as "love conquers all", a motto known to all students of English literature as the one engraved on the brooch worn by the Prioress in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
13th Century - British Museum
Sterling Silver
Regular Price $55.00 - $5 Off
BR015R
Love Conquers Poesy Ring
Sale Price $50.00
Size
"From My Soul" Russian Poesy Ring

This ring is a modern design, using decorative Cyrillic letterforms from a Russian art nouveau pattern book c. 1900 entitled An Album of Letters and Initials by K. D. Dolmatov, now in the collections of the New York Public Library. The English translation of the sentiment ot dushi, which means from my soul is inscribed on the inside of the band. All letterforms are of extraordinary complexity and are finely engraved.
Sterling Silver
Regular Price $60.00 - $6 Off
No size 6 or 10 in stock!
NYL002R
Russian Poesy Ring
Sale Price $54.00
Size
"Vous et Nul Autre" Poesy Ring

The original is made of gold and probably English although it is engraved in Gothic script using period French which translates to "You and No Other".
15th Century
Victoria & Albert Museum - London, England

Sterling Silver
Regular Price $55.00 - $5 Off
RJ2A
"You and No Other" Poesy Ring
Sale Price $50.00
Size
"Por Tous Jours" Poesy Ring

This French inscription translates to "Forever" or literally, "For All Days" and is engraved around the outside of the band with a decorative floral motif.
15th Century
Victoria & Albert Museum - London, England

Sterling Silver
No size 9 in stock!
Regular Price $50.00 - $5.00 Off
RJ2B
"For All Days" Poesy Ring
Sale Price $45.00
Size
"Myn Genyst" Poesy Ring

This German inscription using period spelling translates to "My Heart" or "My Pleasure" and is engraved around the outside of the band with a motif of birds and leaves.
15th Century
Victoria & Albert Museum - London, England

Sterling Silver
No size 10 in stock!
Regular Price $55.00 - $5.00 Off
RJ2C
German "My Heart" Poesy Ring
Sale Price $50.00
Size
"Yours Onli" Poesy Ring

This Old English inscription is engraved on the inside of the band with a delicate interlacing pattern around the outside.
15th Century
British Museum - London, England

Sterling Silver
No sizes 6 or 7 in stock!
Regular Price $55.00 - $5.00 Off
RJ2I
"Yours Onli" Poesy Ring
Sale Price $50.00
Size
Stars Poesy Ring

The 16th century English inscription "Many are thee starrs I see yet in my eye no starr like thee" is engraved on the inside of the band with mulitple stars circling around the outside.
16th Century
British Museum - London, England

Sterling Silver
No sizes 7 and 9 in stock!
Regular Price $50.00 - $5 Off
RJ2J
"Stars" Poesy Ring
Sale Price $45.00
Size
Hebrew Poesy Ring

This ring was designed to display the elegant Italian Hebrew script of the 16th century. The inscription, ani l'dodi translates to "I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine" from Solomon's Song of Songs.
Sterling Silver
Regular Price $55.00 - $5 Off
RJ2K
Hebrew Poesy Ring
Sale Price $50.00
Size
Gaelic Poesy Ring

The original of this ring, dating from 16th or 17th century Dublin, is lost or in an uncataloged private collection. Only the beautiful sentiment, "Pulse of My Heart" survives and has been accurately engraved in the gaelic spelling of the period.
Sterling Silver
Regular Price $55.00 - $5.00 Off
RJ2L
Gaelic Poesy Ring
Sale Price $50.00
Size
Spanish Poesy Ring

This unique ring has a sculpted hand holding a heart in the center while the Spanish inscription "no tengo mas que darte", which translates to "I have nothing more to give you but my heart," circles around the band.
16th Century
Ulster Museum, Belfast

Sterling Silver
NO SIZE 6 - 1 each of 7 and 8
Only two size 5 left - Great size for pinkie ring or to wear on a chain!
Regular Price $50.00 - $5.00 Off
RJ2M
Spanish Poesy Ring
Sale Price $45.00

LAWYER RINGS
The tradition of giving Serjeants-at-Law or Lawyer's Rings upon admittance to the bar began in England sometime during the Plantagenet period in the early 1400's. The rings were simple bands inscribed around the outside with a legal verse in Latin referring to a contemporary event or a legal ideal.
Size
"Vivat Rex et Lex" Lawyer Ring

This Latin inscription translates to "Long Live the King and the Law" and dates to the mid 16th century where it was considered a safe patriotic declaration.
16th Century
Victoria & Albert Museum - London, England

Sterling Silver
DISCONTINUED - LIMITED TO CURRENT STOCK
ONE EACH - SIZES 6, 7 and 8
RJ1A
"Vivat" Lawyer Ring
$50.00
Size
"Rex et Ata Legis" Lawyer Ring

This Latin inscription has two translations, "The King is the Soul of the Law" and "The King is Above the Law" which were popular during the 16th century when Henry VIII was changing wives and religions.
16th Century
Victoria & Albert Museum - London, England

Sterling Silver
DISCONTINUED - LIMITED TO CURRENT STOCK
ONE EACH - SIZES 6, 7 and 8

RJ1B
"Soul" Lawyer Ring
$50.00
Size
"Lex Est Arma Regum" Lawyer Ring

A direct copy of the original ring, the Latin inscription has two translations, "Law is the Tool of the Monarchy" and "The Law is the Arm of the Realm". Obviously, the first interperation was politically daring, since this rings dates to the 16th century.
16th Century
Victoria & Albert Museum - London, England

Sterling Silver
DISCONTINUED - LIMITED TO CURRENT STOCK
ONLY ONE LEFT! - SIZE 5

RJ1C
"Arma Regum" Lawyer Ring
$50.00
Size
"Reverentia Legum" Lawyer Ring

Inscribed in Latin, this ring is engraved with the one of the most fundamental principals of the legal system, "Respect the Law".
Sterling Silver
DISCONTINUED - LIMITED TO CURRENT STOCK
ONLY 1 LEFT! - SIZE 8
RJ1E
"Respect" Lawyer Ring
$50.00

PUZZLE RINGS
The puzzle ring has its beginnings in the ancient betrothal ring known as the geminel, gemmel, gimmel, or "twin ring". Though this ring later came to be formed of two, three, or four circles, fitted together as one when upon the finger, the name remained the same. Sometimes the two circlet rings ended in miniature hands which, given the proper twist, clasped firmly when upon the finger. This type of ring became popular from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries in France, Italy and England.
This style of puzzle ring is made of sterling silver and comes with a printed solution should it accidently come apart or if you are daring enough to wear it without the wire closure!
CLEARANCE
Stock Only
Size
RJ3A1
4-Band
$22.00
Only 3 left!
Size
RJ3B1
6-Band
$26.00
Only 2 Left!
Size
RJ3C1
8-Band
$28.00
Only 1 Left!
Size
RJ3A2
4-Band Open Weave
NA
LIMITED STOCK

The open weave style is no longer available in
4-band. (Left)
Only one
8-band (Right)
Great Pinkie Ring!
Size
SALE - WAS $30 - $6 OFF
RJ3C2
8-Band Open Weave
$24.00

Only 1 Left!

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