Hearts that unite

Hearts that unite

A most charming high carat gold posy hoop, circa 1700 inscribed with a posy motto in Italic script : Hearts that unite find true delight.  Posy rings derive their name from the word “posy” or “poesy” – a derivative of poetry meaning short rhyme. Posy rings were primarily used to communicate secret messages of love between the giver and the recipient. The wearing of words against the skin was believed to increase their efficacy. This posy motto is cited in Evans, English Posies and Posy Rings. The ring is a decent size – UK P [US 7 and 1/2] and the band is 1/4 of an inch wide. Solid, substantial and immaculate.

sold  £1950