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18th Century “I am thy lott refuse me nott” Posy Ring

$5,500

This posy ring reads "I am thy lott refuse me nott". Posy rings (from the old French poésie meaning "the art of poetry") feature inscriptions on the inside of the bands which carry messages of love, devotion, friendship, and loyalty. They were worn by both men and women throughout the Middle Ages through the first part of the 18th century. It was believed that the significance of these engraved messages was amplified by wearing them against the skin. 

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  • Materials

    22k gold (tests)

  • Age

    c. 1700

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    8.5, cannot be resized; 3.6mm shank

Georgian

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17141837

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.