16th and 17th century England or France a wedding ring would invariably be
inscribed with a sentiment of love, faith and hope, a short love poem or poesy.
A sterling silver betrothal ring would often be replaced with the same poesy
in gold on
Amor vincit omnia, meaning
love conquers all
is one of our most popular inscriptions: whether
as wedding bands, bracelets, cuffs or necklaces. Typical of dvb's modern development
of poesy jewelry, the Latin expression traces its roots to the classical world
and the writing of Virgil, the ring is a reproduction of a 13th century ring,
the original of which is now in the collections of the British Museum. The
rustic medieval engraving has been adapted to decorate simple contemporary
cuff, bracelet and pendant forms. more>>
The popularity of these so-called poesy or posy rings is attested to by their
frequent mention in Shakespeare's plays. The tradition is older than Shakespeare's
it was during the Renaissance that the custom reached the height of its popularity.
dvb new york has researched and revived this ancient craft tradition presenting
a range of modern jewelry based in the tradition of poesy jewelry. many are
faithful copies of museum originals, others are contemporary creations or
inspirations from ancient originals.