A contoured band (6mm or 1/4" wide) Inscribed in Latin: Aequalitas, meaning 'equality of rights'.
The concept of equality of rights we tend to think of as a modern idea, whatever the particular struggle being pursued. However, the battle to establish freedoms, rights and equality is as ancient as civilization itself. The Latin word ‘aequalitas’ was a rallying call in ancient Rome; in French, 'egalite' was one of the cries of the Revolution; in English, equality was a central tenet of the American Declaration of Independence. There are many words for equality in Latin, with differing shades of meaning. ‘Aequalitas’ specifically refers to equality of rights.
These rings are cast in sterling silver using the lost-wax method and are hand finished.
US Sizes available - 10 - Only 1 left!
HISTORY: Poesy rings are rings with brief poems that express love sentiments inscribed either around the outside or on the inside of the band. This type of ring dates as early as the Roman and Greek classical times, when they were considered magical, having the power when worn to enforce the poesy engraved on them. (Tradition has it that there is a vein running directly from the fourth finger to the heart and words touching this vein have a special power.)
In the 16th and 17th century England and France, a wedding ring would invariably be inscribed with a sentiment of love, faith and hope. A silver betrothal ring would often be replaced with the same poesy ring in gold on marriage.
They reached their greatest popularity historically during the Renaissance when they were not only given as wedding rings, but used as a lover's token or simply as a means of showing fond regard or giving a gift. Many of Shakespeare's plays mention them such as Hamlet Act III, scene 2, "Is this a prologue or the poesy of a ring."
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.
OTHER POESY RINGS
Starrs Poesy Ring:
Yours Onli Poesy Ring:
Faithfull to One Poesy Ring:
Love so Sweet Poesy Ring:
Forever Poesy Ring:
My Heart German Poesy Ring:
Equality of Rights Poesy Ring:
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