In 16th and 17th century England and France a betrothal (wedding) ring would invariably be inscribed with a sentiment of love, faith and hope -- a short love poem or 'poesy'. The popularity of these rings is attested to by their frequent mention in Shakespeare's plays. This sterling silver band would make a charming wedding ring. It is a faithful copy of the 16th-century original in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Offered in whole or half sizes 4-13. Also available in 14k or 18k yellow or white gold and platinum. Due to fluctuations in the precious metals market please contact us for current price. Made in the USA.