Please Note: The sizes listed are the ONLY sizes we have available. These rings are vintage and we are unable to procure other sizes.
Latin "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.
13th Century - British Museum
The Latin phrase 'omni a vincit amor' translates as 'love conquers all' and is engraved on this ring, which is a replica of a handmade original ring in the British Museum. This model is engraved in a period script exactly as in the original. The full quote from the Roman poet Virgil's Eclogues X, 69 dated to 38 BCE is 'omnia vincit amor et nos cedars amori' or 'love conquers all; let us too, yield to love!' A passionate declaration that speaks to us across the centuries and is sure to inspire the adventurous.
These rings are 3mm wide and cast in sterling silver using the lost-wax method and hand finished.
Made in the USA
ATTENTION: Please read the care instructions below!
US Sizes available - 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
We ship via USPS PRIORITY MAIL with Insurance so you will receip your order in 2-3 days once the package is posted, plus you can track it on-line!
NOTE: These vintage items have never been worn. They have been in storage or on display in the shop for over 20 years and it is time for them to go! We are still taking pictures of rings, so keep checking back for new listing! Many are one of a kind so don't delay in getting the ones you like because they will not last long!
In keeping with the authenticity of the original pieces, these rings have not be coated with a non-tarnish finish like most modern rings. Unlike gold, sterling silver will naturally tarnish or dull as it reacts with the air or your skin, it may even turn your finger green because it is an alloy....92.5 silver and 7.5 copper. 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.
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."
Your purchase of these pieces helps support the museum community and independent jewelers dedicated to duplicating the workmanship of craftsmen from the past.
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Apr 27, 2020
This replaces a ring I had but needed in a larger size because of arthritis. I had never seen the ring offered until I saw it from this seller so I was thrilled. Now I finally have this wonderful ring to wear again. The order was filled promptly. Thank you so much for great service and a beautiful product.