'Love Conquers All' Necklace

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<p>A sterling silver pendant necklace with the Latin inscription <span style="font-style: italic;">amor vincit omnia</span>: 'love conquers all' on the front and the back. <br /> <br /> The Latin phrase <span style="font-style: italic;">amor vincit omnia</span> translates as 'love conquers all', a motto known to all students of English literature as the one engraved on the brooch worn by the Prioress in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. This necklace has been adapted from the engraving and style of a <a class="linkarrow" title="Read more about the original" href="http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_onlin e/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=78818&amp;partId=1" target="_blank"> <span class="arrow">gold posy ring</span></a>, dating to the late 16th or early 17th centuries, that is now in the collection of the British Museum. <br /> <br />Inscribed rings are found as early as classical times when the inscriptions were usually dedicatory. Posy rings reached their greatest popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries in England and France when they were used as a lover's token, a wedding ring or simply as a means of showing regard or giving a gift. Their popularity in Elizabethan England is attested to by their frequent mention in Shakespeare's plays. <br /> <br /> <a class="linkarrow" title="Posy rings" href="http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_onlin e/search.aspx?searchText=posy+ring" target="_blank"> <span class="arrow">See all posy rings in the British Museum's collection.</span></a></p>

A sterling silver pendant necklace inscribed with the Latin words: amor vincit omnia.

The Latin phrase, and its English translation, ‘Love conquers all’, are engraved on either side of this elegant pendant. The design of the necklace has taken inspiration from a gold ‘posy’ ring which dates to the late 16th or early 17th century, which is housed in the British Museum’s collection. Inscribed posy rings were popular in the 16th century in England and France, and were often used as a gift for a lover or as a wedding band.

The motto amor vincit omnia will be well known to literature students as the one engraved in the brooch worn by the Prioress in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

A beautiful gift for a romantic.

  • Product Code: CMCN413230
  • Product Weight: 0.008
  • Dimensions: Length: 40cm, Pendant: L2 x W1.5cm
  • Material: Sterling silver
  • Postage Weight: 0.20 Kg

<p>A sterling silver pendant necklace with the Latin inscription <span style="font-style: italic;">amor vincit omnia</span>: 'love conquers all' on the front and the back. <br /> <br /> The Latin phrase <span style="font-style: italic;">amor vincit omnia</span> translates as 'love conquers all', a motto known to all students of English literature as the one engraved on the brooch worn by the Prioress in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. This necklace has been adapted from the engraving and style of a <a class="linkarrow" title="Read more about the original" href="http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_onlin e/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=78818&amp;partId=1" target="_blank"> <span class="arrow">gold posy ring</span></a>, dating to the late 16th or early 17th centuries, that is now in the collection of the British Museum. <br /> <br />Inscribed rings are found as early as classical times when the inscriptions were usually dedicatory. Posy rings reached their greatest popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries in England and France when they were used as a lover's token, a wedding ring or simply as a means of showing regard or giving a gift. Their popularity in Elizabethan England is attested to by their frequent mention in Shakespeare's plays. <br /> <br /> <a class="linkarrow" title="Posy rings" href="http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_onlin e/search.aspx?searchText=posy+ring" target="_blank"> <span class="arrow">See all posy rings in the British Museum's collection.</span></a></p>

A sterling silver pendant necklace inscribed with the Latin words: amor vincit omnia.

The Latin phrase, and its English translation, ‘Love conquers all’, are engraved on either side of this elegant pendant. The design of the necklace has taken inspiration from a gold ‘posy’ ring which dates to the late 16th or early 17th century, which is housed in the British Museum’s collection. Inscribed posy rings were popular in the 16th century in England and France, and were often used as a gift for a lover or as a wedding band.

The motto amor vincit omnia will be well known to literature students as the one engraved in the brooch worn by the Prioress in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

A beautiful gift for a romantic.

  • Product Code: CMCN413230
  • Product Weight: 0.008
  • Dimensions: Length: 40cm, Pendant: L2 x W1.5cm
  • Material: Sterling silver
  • Postage Weight: 0.20 Kg
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