- 10 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
We wanted to exchange new, simple silver bands for our Celtic vow renewal. The Gaelic phrase “Gra anois agus go deo”, which translated means love now and forever, became the theme for our renewal once I found these rings. A poesy is a sentiment of love, faith and hope inscribed on the surface of a piece of jewelry. During the middle ages, a poesy ring was given to a loved one as a form of promise, and signified fidelity and love. It was offered as a pledge of eternal togetherness, much as today’s engagement rings are offered as a promise of eternal marriage. Tradition says that words which touch the skin have a particular strength. The rings we chose are hand-crafted by the ancient lost-wax casting method. Lost-wax casting was widespread in Europe until 18th century, when a piece-mold process came to predominate. Many poesy rings are reproductions of the ones displayed in museums and are available in many languages.