Promise Rings! Hot Symbols of Commitment Since the 16th Century!

Written by Mary Ferguson

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Most people associaterepparttar wearing of a ring onrepparttar 145815 left hand ring finger to mean that a significant commitment of some sort has been made.

Ifrepparttar 145816 promise is for pre-engagement, many couples choose to wear this ring on their left hand ring finger. They then switchrepparttar 145817 ring to their right hand oncerepparttar 145818 actual engagement ring or wedding band is received.

Likewise a ring exchanged forrepparttar 145819 promise of monogamy or fidelity would be worn onrepparttar 145820 left hand ring finger to symbolize thatrepparttar 145821 wearer's heart is taken.

Where didrepparttar 145822 promise ring originate?

Rings themselves have been symbolic for many thousands of years. The circle has no beginning and no end and is a strong symbol for eternity.

Have you ever heard of a scribbling ring? In sixteenth century England, uncut diamond crystals were set into rings and exchanged by lovers. The wearers of these scribbling rings would userepparttar 145823 points ofrepparttar 145824 diamonds to etch (or "scribble") romantic writings to each other in glass, mirrors or windows.

Another popular ring exchanged during Shakespearian times was called a Posey Ring. Posey rings are inscribed with poetic phrases or dates significant torepparttar 145825 wearer.

It is believed that wearing words next to ones skin has a magical effect. These symbolic words may be carved onrepparttar 145826 outside or inside ofrepparttar 145827 ring, or on both sides, there is no right or wrong way to do it!

Posey rings are a romantic way to share an expression of love and come engraved with beautiful sayings. It is no surprise that since French is said to berepparttar 145828 language of love --repparttar 145829 French poseys are very popular. Some special phrases include:

  • A Ma Vie De Coer Entier – My whole heart for my whole life
  • A Vila Mon Coer, Gardi Li Mo – Here is my heart, guard it well
  • Amor Meus – My Love
  • Autre Ne Veuil – No one, but you
  • De M'Amoure Soiez Sure – Of my love be sure

Ok, so maybe French isn't your thing - how about one of these:

  • In Gaelic - Anam Cara – Soul Friend
  • In English – I Am My Beloved's & My Beloved Is Mine
  • In Latin - Semper Amenus – Our love is forever
  • In German - Mine Genyst – My heart
  • In Hebrew - Mazel Tov – Marital good luck ring
  • Christian – With This Ring, I Thee Wed
  • In Italian - Mani In Fede – Hands Together in Faith
  • In Spanish - No Tengo Mas Que Darte – I have nothing more to give you but my heart

Use your imagination and write a Posey of your own!

The list of Posey ring sayings is endless! If you really want to "wow"repparttar 145830 love of your life, come up with a special phrase that is meaningful to justrepparttar 145831 two of you. Having a special ring engraved with one of your own poseys would be a very romantic way for you to share your most heartfelt sentiments with a special someone you care about!

Mary Ferguson is a successful writer and internet entrepreneur. She has written many informative jewelry articles on such topics as promise rings, promise ring significance and promise ring etiquette.

Buying Sterling Silver Jewelry Without Being Ripped-Off

Written by Sam Serio

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Silver isrepparttar commonest ofrepparttar 145814 precious metals. Fine silver is pure silver, which is seldom used for jewelry because it is too soft. Sterling silver is 925 parts silver to 75 of copper,repparttar 145815 alloy most often used. Silver weighs about half as much as gold, has greater flexibility, but is not as malleable, it has always been less expensive as well. A comparable piece of gold jewelry might cost four or five times that of a piece of sterling silver jewelry.

The current fashion trend toward black clothing has made silver jewelry more popular than ever. Silver likes to be worn; it stays cleaner & shinier through movement and friction. So sterling silver is a perfect accessory for today’s fast paced lifestyles. Much like gold, sterling silver needs to be cleaned.

The Authors of the above Article, Sam and Tami Serio have been passionately involved with Jewelry and Gemstones for over fifteen-years. You are cordially invited to visit for a wealth of information about the fascinating world of Jewelry and Gemstones. Together they also shelter 20 abandoned and abused dogs & cats. A portion of their profits goes to the care and feeding of the animals.

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