“Yield not to misfortunes” or “Do not give in to evil” is a rough translation. Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito comes from Virgil's Aeneid, Book VI; this means “do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it”. A hand is holding a leafy branch (an oak branch if it is indeed the Williams' family crest, as we suspect.) Also, it's the motto of the Bronx!
1837 — 1901
please note:Terms of Sale
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.