The Poetry of Jewelry

Reprinted from  monicarichkosann

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From medieval through Georgian times, heart-felt emotion could not be expressed the way it is today. Whether religious or romantic, messages were engraved into rings that held special meaning for the giver and the recipient. A popular piece of jewelry through this time period were poesy rings which derived their name from the French “poésie,” or poem due to the short verse, mottos and sayings with which these rings were engraved.