Posy rings: Put a ring on it

By sarah madden, blog editor on 14 Feb 2014
A perfect token of mutual fidelity and love, the gimmel ring (from the Latin ‘gemellus’, meaning ‘twin’) is made from two interlocking gold bands with a bezel shaped like two clasped hands. The message of love is reinforced by a small heart on the uppermost hand and by a hidden message on the inside of each ring. When the rings are separated the message is revealed. One reads ‘AS HANDES DOE SHUT’, and the other, ‘SO HART BE KNIT.’

A gimmel ring (from the Latin ‘gemellus’, meaning ‘twin’) made from two interlocking gold bands with a bezel shaped like two clasped hands. When the bands are separated the message is revealed. One reads ‘AS HANDES DOE SHUT’, and the other, ‘SO HART BE KNIT.’

Expressing love with jewellery has been a tradition long adopted by lovers in London, and you have only to delve into our collection of ‘posy rings’ to see this reflected throughout the ages. Read the full postRead the full post

Let’s workshop the Museum of London collections!

By visitor services on 28 Jul 2011

Hi guys Giusy here, back again with our first update of the month from the museums Visitor Services Team. Here at the Museum of London we love to get inspired by our collections. I hear that very exciting projects are on their way but let me show you what some of us have been working on so far. We all have a passion for London but for some of the Hosts this enthusiasm becomes a real obsession and so we have been running a different series of workshops for families and children at the museum. My personal inspiration comes straight […]