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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.

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