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“Be + True + In + Hart”Silver Posy Ring


This incredible silver post-Medieval posy ring with a gilt interior reads “Be + True + In + Hart.” 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 end of the 17th Century. It was believed that the significance of these engraved messages was amplified by wearing them against the skin. This ring is a US 8 and sizing is not recommended due to it's age.


  • Materials

    silver with inner gilding

  • Age

    c. 1680

  • Condition


  • Size

    8, cannot be resized; 5.8mm shank





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.