Poesy Ring

There once was a lover and his lass
Pretty blossoms in the spring
Bright petals in summer
Elegant flowers in autumn
Delicate husks in winter
Two people, one commitment
There once was a lover and his lass
And so they stayed
Until death do them part


Ring Size *

Detail a phrase, date, symbol or word to be depicted on the inner side of the poesy ring.

Poesy Ring

The Poesy Ring 22ct recycled Gold Ring

The Poesy Ring is a classic take on an amazing part of traditional English history. This tiny piece of jewellery can be the epitome of joy and sorrow, success and failure, hopes and fears. All of these aspects are, too, knowable only to the giver and the wearer. The word ‘poesy’ comes from the Old French word ‘poesie‘, via Latin from the Greek word ‘poēsi’, and it means ‘making’ or ‘poetry’.

A posy ring was given by a lover to his love in English tradition, to show his everlasting commitment and promise to the girl. These delicate promise rings were made only of 22ct gold, extremely valuable and pure, and were engraved with messages from the lover to his lass.

In the spirit of this, you can choose around an individual phrase, key word, symbol or date to be engraved onto the ring. These are engraved on the inside, keeping the secret messages close to the skin. This means the love can be absorbed directly into the skin, letting the relationship flourish.


Some Ideas…

Popular phrases inscribed onto traditional rings included things such as:

I choose never to change

Love is my joy’

My hart is thine’

‘My heart lives where it loves’

‘As endless is my love as this ring’

Memento mori’.

A personal favourite is ‘amore vincit omnia’, which means ‘love conquers all’ in Latin; a timeless and lovely phrase in one of the oldest known languages. Another phrase, ‘Mon bel amour, je te donne mon coeur’, meaning ‘my beautiful love, I give you my heart’ in French. French is a particularly apt language, as it’s generally accepted as the language of romance and love!

These phrases are special because not only are they beautiful, but they are also part of English history from all the way back to the fifteenth century. However, your own phrases, dates, sigils or words can also be engraved too. Each Poesy ring has its own phrases and symbols, so each is individual and special!

Once your order of a Poesy Ring is received and booked into the workshop calendar, we will draft a few potential design layouts for your approval, and work with you to finalise the perfect posy ring.

If you liked these rings, why not have a look at a wee heart of gold?

Handcrafted and recycled in Cambridge, UK.

Size :  6mm wide approx.





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Many of the necklace / pendant designs are complete. These designs have a sterling silver chain attached to the pendant from both sides. This design is perfect for looking in a mirror to fasten the necklace. It also makes a fabulous feature of the handmade hook catch (and star if chosen).  The necklace length you choose includes the length of the actual pendant. Do not worry about the pendant dimensions we will take care of your order. Order the necklace length you would normally wear and the necklace you receive will sit in the perfect position..



Extra small : approx 170 mm

Small size : approx 185 mm

Medium size : approx 195 mm

Large size : approx 210 mm (good size if you want a looser dangly medium fit)

XL size approx 225 mm (includes an extra link; i.e. another lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc section custom made)

XXL size approx 250 mm ((includes an extra two links; i.e. another couple of lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc sections custom made)

Ring Sizes.

A local jeweller will happily provide you the ring size you require for the desired finger you wish to adorn! Its a quick, easy, simple process we all offer!However if you are buying a surprise gift please fee free to download this simple ring size guide to help.

Silver Chain lengths size guide

Silver chain lengths are many and various.  Mostly it comes down to two factors your size and individual style.  These will determine whats going to suit you at the times you are wearing it.  Click the link to see a guide of the most popular sizes and how they look, comparatively.