The History of Personalized Engraved Rings
In medieval times, a poesy ring was a ring inscribed with words or ‘poems’. These rings served as a precursor to modern-day promise and engagement rings. However, at that time, poesy rings were believed to be magical… their words gave them their power. While poesy ring popularity eventually puttered out, the practice of personalized engraved rings did not. Engravings can come in many forms; the Victorian Period featured jewelry designed with intricately twisted love knots, swirling engraved ribbons and crosses. During the Edwardian Period, women’s wedding rings with filigree details and milgrain designs declared dominance in the world of jewelry.
Today, many wedding and engagement rings for both women and men feature engravings with a more personal touch, such as a couple’s initials and wedding date, fingerprints, or even their signature. With the advances of modern technology, you can even create completely unique custom designs with engravings that speak to your personality, history, and style. If you’re feeling inspired to take your beloved’s promise, engagement or wedding ring to an engraved elevation, use these styling ideas to pull inspiration and create a ring that’s meaningful in its art form.