English: Hope Sterling Silver Ring

Inscribed on exterior: a traditional ball and scroll pattern. Inscribed on interior: Hope is the life of love.

English: Hope

The gold original of this poesy ring was handmade in England in the 16th or 17th century and is now in the British Museum. The exterior of the original ring is banded in a wreath pattern - each band enclosing a small round dome. The replica is antiqued to show the delicacy of the design. The engraved sentiment on the interior expresses a truth about the love that it is created with hope, as true today as it was when it was first written.

We offer UPS Ground or 2nd Day Air delivery within the United States. Ground is delivered in 3-10 days from when the order is shipped. Rates for Ground and Express shipping are provided at checkout. (We also ship internationally! Please email wholesale@dvbny.com or call +1-212-995-9300 x 201 to place an order.)

Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in a jewelry bag will help prevent tarnishing.

Poesy rings are rings engraved with a brief poem or phrase of love. These rings have a long history. Found as early as Greek and Roman times, they continued to be popular through the intervening centuries and are still chosen today as a band of love to represent the bond of love. Regardless of the century, language or culture, the desire to affirm our feelings for one another in a permanent way is universal. The Poesy collection, a celebration of love, has many poesys from which to choose and all are as meaningful today as when they first appeared:  You and No OtherAll I Refuse and Thee I ChuseYours OnliI Am My Beloved's... you choose.