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// 18th century poesy ring from The British Museum. Inscription reads: Many are the stars I see but in my eye no star like thee. The practice of giving gold hoop rings engraved with mottoes at betrothals or weddings was common in England from the sixteenth century onwards, and continued until the late eighteenth century. 'Posy' rings could, however, be given on many other occasions as tokens of friendship or loyalty.
Current obsession: Stars align with these celestial buys
Gorjana Friendship Star Earring Set. I've never really gone for friendship jewelry, but these are super cute!
Date: late 18th century Culture: French Medium: silver Dimensions: Length: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Nancy A. Dyer, 1965 Accession Number: C.I.65.52.11a, b
Brooch, 18th century, probably Spain, gold, diamonds
Fob, 18th c., France, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fob Date: 18th century Culture: French Medium: [no medium available] Dimensions: Length: 9 in. (22.9 cm) Credit Line: Anonymous Gift, 1924 A...
Fob Date: 18th century Culture: French Medium: silk, metal thread, glass Dimensions: Length: 9 in. (22.9 cm) Credit Line: Anonymous Gift, 1924 Accession Number: 24.166.20
FobDate: 18th century Culture: French Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length: 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm) Credit Line: Anonymous Gift, 1924 Accession Number: 24.166.19
Gold and enamell "macaroni" chatelaine, 18th century
Bodice, 18th century, European Medium: silk, metal thread (c) The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gloves Date: early 18th century Culture: British Medium: Leather, metallic
Bag (Pouch) Date: 18th century Culture: European