Gold and sapphire posy ring, c Perhaps the most commonly found inscription is 'Amor Vincit Omnia', a motto found on a brooch worn by the flirtatious Prioress in Chaucer's Prologue to the 'Canterbury Tales', written around
Posy ring " in thy sight is my delight" - England, mid-18th century. Posy rings, the name deriving from poesy (“poetry”), are rings with inscriptions that express affection. In the 13th and 14th centuries the language of the posy was usually French, but from the 15th century English became increasingly common. Rings were given on many occasions and they often seem to have been declarations of love, rather than formal betrothal or marriage rings.