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18th Century “No recompence but love” Posy Ring


During a time when the vast majority of marriages were arranged for logistical or practical reasons, this ring was given as a message of pure love. When dowries could make or break the deal, in this relationship love itself was the only reward expected. Also, posy rings were intended for the loving words to literally penetrate the skin through touch, and nobody but the wearer knew what they expressed. Swoon.


  • Materials

    22k gold (tests)

  • Age

    c. 1750

  • Condition

    Good - surface wear commensurate with age and use; NC makers mark

  • Size

    5.5, resizing not recommended; 3.7mm shank

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.