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Poesy Ring

Sybarite Smiley Ring In Love in White Gold With White Diamonds & Rubies
By Sybarite Jewellery
Located in London, GB
Gold Poesy Ring set with 0.30cts of round cut white diamonds, 0.12ct rubies. Total weight of the ring
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2010s Italian Contemporary Fashion Rings

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White Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Antique 17th Century 22K Gold “My Vertuous Choice Makes Me Rejoyce” Posy Ring
Located in Staines-Upon-Thames, GB
ring is a posy (or poesy) ring, deriving its name from the French ‘poésie’, meaning poem, because of
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Antique 17th Century Jacobean Band Rings

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22k Gold, Yellow Gold

Solid Gold Alis Volat Motivational Ring
By The Remarkable Goldsmiths
Located in Torquay, GB
celebration or a new start in life. Posy rings derive their name from the word “posy” or “poesy” – a
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21st Century and Contemporary European Artisan Band Rings

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Gold, 9k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Tussie-Mussie Sterling Poesy Holder, C1860
Located in Baltimore, MD
attached a thin ring at the end. She would swing the poesy as they danced. The poesy holder was based on
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Victorian Vanity Items

Materials

Sterling Silver

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1920s Art Deco 14 Karat Yellow Gold Wedding Band
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Antique English Gold Band 'Posy' Ring
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16th Century Renaissance Gold Ring with Table Cut Rock Crystal 22K Gold
Located in London, GB
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Located in Brooklyn, NY
This incredible high karat gold post-Medieval poesy ring reads "Not for riches but for love". Poesy
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Erunt Duom Carne Una Early 17th Century Poesy Ring with Table Cut Diamond
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Antique 18th Century Posy Ring "Love The Giver"
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. Posy Rings (aka posie, poesy, posey) take their name from the, now archaic, word Poesy, meaning a poem
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18th Century Gold Posy Ring "Let Virtue Be Thy Guide"
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Nineteenth Century 22 Karat Pictorial Poesy or Posy Ring, HM Sheffield 1855
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Renaissance era 22ct gold Poesy Ring With Inscription "Yours Till Death"
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Renaissance 22 ct Poesy Ring "Seal Up Secrets"
Located in Baltimore, MD
Our poesy ring (spelled posy, posie, or posey) has the deep color of a 22carat ring along with a
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HM 1612 Engraved Poesy or Posy Ring "A Vertuous Wife Preferreth Life"
Located in Baltimore, MD
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My Life Expressed in an Early Poesy Ring
Located in Wimberley, TX
Britain, this type of ring is often termed a poesy ring (also spelled posie, posy and mistakenly posey
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Very Rare 17th C. Poesy Ring
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/> Adding to the history and mystery, this wide and august 18k yellow gold poesy ring was excavated from the
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delivered when the jeweler added his mark, all of which survives later wear is the letter Q. Posy rings
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18th Century Georgian Posy Ring "Not The Value But My Love"
Located in Sale, Cheshire
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Antique 18th Century Gold Poesy Ring Not the Value but my Love
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Poesy Ring For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate poesy ring for your needs in our varied inventory. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and 22k Gold. Our collection of these items for sale includes 9 vintage editions and 2 modern creations to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a poesy ring may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Finding an appealing poesy ring — no matter the origin — is easy, but Sybarite Jewellery each produced a popular version that is worth a look. A poesy ring can be a stylish choice for most occasions, but Diamond rings, from our inventory of 3, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes alternatives. When shopping for a poesy ring, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or women today than there are for men.

How Much is a Poesy Ring?

The price for a poesy ring starts at $1,400 and tops out at $6,400 with these rings, on average, selling for $3,310.

Finding the Right Rings for You

Antique and vintage rings have long held a special place in the hearts of fine jewelry lovers all over the world.

No matter their origin or specific characteristics, rings are timeless, versatile accessories. They’ve carried deep meaning since at least the Middle Ages, when diamond rings symbolized strength and other kinds of rings were worn to signify romantic feelings or to denote an affiliation with a religious order. Rings have also forever been emblematic of eternity.

Over time, rings have frequently taken the form of serpents, which have long been associated with eternal life, health and renewal. Italian luxury jewelry house Bulgari has become famous for its widely loved Serpenti motif, for example, and its Serpenti ring, like the other accessories in the collection, began as an homage to jewelry of the Roman and Hellenistic eras. The serpent is now a popular motif in fine jewelry. Jewelry devotees have long pined for rings adorned with reptiles, thanks to antique Victorian rings — well, specifically, Queen Victoria’s illustrious engagement ring, which took the form of a gold snake set with rubies, diamonds and an emerald (her birthstone). Designs for Victorian-era engagement rings often featured repoussé work and chasing, in which patterns are hammered into the metal.

Engagement rings, which are reliably intimidating to shop for, are still widely recognized as symbols of love and commitment. On 1stDibs, a range of buying guides can be found for those in the market for antique engagement ringsvintage engagement rings or Art Deco engagement rings

The most collectible antique engagement rings and vintage engagement rings are those from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras. Named for the monarchies of the four King Georges, who in succession ruled England starting in 1714 (plus King William’s reign), antique Georgian rings, be they engagement rings or otherwise, are also coveted by collectors. Pearls, along with colored gemstones like garnets, rubies and sapphires, were widely used in Georgian jewelry. The late-1700s paste jewelry was a predecessor to what we now call fashion or costume jewelry

The Art Nouveau movement (1880–1910) brought with it rings inspired by the natural world. Antique Art Nouveau rings might feature depictions of winged insects and fauna as well as women, who were simultaneously eroticized and romanticized, frequently with long flowing hair. Art Deco jewelry, on the other hand, which originated during the 1920s and ’30s, is by and large “white jewelry.” White metals, primarily platinum, were favored over yellow gold in the design of antique Art Deco rings and other accessories as well as geometric motifs, with women drawn to the era’s dazzling cocktail rings in particular.

Whether you’re hunting down a chunky classic for a Prohibition-themed cocktail party or seeking a clean contemporary design to complement your casual ensemble, find an exquisite collection of antique, new and vintage rings on 1stDibs.