French: Here Is My Heart Sterling Silver Ring

Inscribed in French: A vila mon (coeur) gardi li mo, meaning 'here is my heart, guard it well'.

French: Here Is My Heart

The original poesy ring from which this design was derived, was from the 14th century and is now in the British Museum. It is inscribed on the outside in early or period French including a heart symbol instead of the word for heart; a charming device. The English translation is 'here is my {heart} guard it well'. The poesy sentiment speaks of the trust that is involved when giving one's heart, the hope that the gift of love will be treasured and returned. This concern is as true today as it was in the 1300s.

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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.