Spotlight On: c.1650 Poesy Ring

June 14, 2010

Poesy rings make up some of the earliest modern sentimental jewellery pieces, as they were cheaper to produce and the sentiments written inside the bands are personal in nature.

With the slowly increasing social movement of the 17th century, methods of outwardly displaying wealth as well as mementoes of loved ones, be they gifts or personal, were needed.

Not attached to any one particular style, the most common theme of poesy rings is the inscription.

This ring is a superb example of a poesy ring from the 17th Century. Look for an in-depth discussion on poesys in the future!

Courtesy: Barbara Robbins
Country: England
Year: c. 1650
Dedication: Accept my good will

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