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"Be True In Harte" Posy Ring

$5,200

This post-Medieval posy ring reads "Be • True • In • Harte". 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 of outstanding quality is a US 7.25 and sizing is not recommended due to its age.

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  • Materials

    22k gold (tests)

  • Age

    c. 1680

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    7.25, resizing not recommended; 5.2mm shank

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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.