French: I Love And I Hope Sterling Silver Ring


Inspired by an inscription on a ring given to Thomas Jefferson's daughter when she was at school in Paris: J'aime et j'espere, meaning 'I love and I hope'.

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French I Love And I Hope Poesy Ring

The original Silver wedding ring or Gold wedding ring, 'I Love And I Hope, after which this one was modeled is in the collection of Thomas Jefferson's much beloved home, Monticello, now a museum. That ring was made in gold with blue enamel. Our adaptation here replaces the enamel with antiquing so that it can be worn on a daily basis for generations (as enamel is very fragile and scratches easily). Yet, this ring faithfully represents the original with its wonderful message about the essence of love. Beautiful ring for weddings or for a special person. offers Free Standard Shipping within the United States for orders $100.00 and over. Orders under $100.00 are a $6.45 flat rate. We also offer UPS 2nd-Day Express shipping. Rates for Express shipping are provided at checkout. Shipments to Canada are for a $15.00 flat rate via UPS Standard Shipping or USPS, or a calculated rate at checkout for UPS Saver (express shipping). Shipments to Canada may incur Canadian customs duties, taxes, and/or brokerage fees for which the customer is responsible for paying. Please note: shipping is unavailable for 1.) P.O. Box addresses, and 2.) addresses outside the United States and Canada.

Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.

Poesy rings are rings engraved with a brief poem or phrase of love. Found as early as Greek and Roman times, they continued to be popular through the intervening centuries and are still chosen today as a band of love to represent the bond of love. Regardless of the century, language or culture, the desire to affirm our feelings for one another in a permanent way is universal. The Poesy collection, a celebration of love, has many poesys from which to choose and all are as meaningful today as when they first appeared:  You and No Other, All I Refuse and Thee I Chuse, Yours Onli, I Am My Beloved's... you choose. Great gifts for any occasion, wedding or Valentine's Day.