Love Conquers All ring (silver)

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A sterling silver ring with the Latin inscription amor vincit omnia: 'love conquers all'.

The Latin phrase amor vincit omnia 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 ring is inspired by a gold posy ring , dating to the late 16th or early 17th centuries, that is now in the collection of the British Museum.

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. The inscription was usually on the inside of the ring, making them private in message and meaning. Their popularity in Elizabethan England is attested to by their frequent mention in Shakespeare's plays.

See all posy rings in the British Museum's collection.

  • Product Code: CMCN413250_P
  • SUBTITLE: British Museum
  • Gift: For her
  • Material: Sterling Silver
  • Weight: 0.25 Kg

A sterling silver ring with the Latin inscription amor vincit omnia: 'love conquers all'.

The Latin phrase amor vincit omnia 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 ring is inspired by a gold posy ring , dating to the late 16th or early 17th centuries, that is now in the collection of the British Museum.

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. The inscription was usually on the inside of the ring, making them private in message and meaning. Their popularity in Elizabethan England is attested to by their frequent mention in Shakespeare's plays.

See all posy rings in the British Museum's collection.

  • Product Code: CMCN413250_P
  • Weight: 0.25 Kg
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