Shakespeare's Globe

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Rose Ring

£20.00

This ring is a copy of a gold ring found during the excavation of the Rose Theatre on Bankside.  The piece is engraved with the French inscription  'PENCES POVR MOYE DV'. The letters ‘DV’ stand for the Latin words ‘Deo Volente’ and the inscription translates as ‘Think of me God willing’.

 

The ring is also decorated with a heart and two crossed arrows.  Please note that the ring is a copy of a very old piece of jewellery and although the inside of the ring is perfectly round the outside has all the imperfections and markings of the original which adds to the piece's charm and history.

 

This ring makes a truly special gift for a loved one or for yourself and comes in a gift box with a brief history of the ring inside.

 

The ring is available in sterling silver or gold plated copper, please choose from the drop down menu below.

 

Sizes:

Small (approx. 16mm diametre, UK size K, US size 5.5)

Medium (approx. 18mm diameter, UK size P, US size 8)

Large (approx. 20mm diametre, UK size U, US size 10.5)




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Customer reviews

martaor, san jose,ca StarStarStarStarStar
I purchased this ring in September 2014 while visiting Shakespeare's home in Stratford. I have always loved the story behind The Rose, but more than anything the phrase 'God willing'. I couldn't believe I found such a delicate piece with such meaning behind it and it was a relic to boot! I have worn it since I purchased it and my plan is to wear it everyday. The size S was way too small for my ring finger, and the Medium only fits in my middle finger (usually Size 7 US) otherwise it is PERFECTION!
Joan Roehre, Wisconsin USA StarStarStarStarStar
I purchased 3 rings while living in England and seeing a show at The Globe. 1 for each daughter and one for myself. I have worn it since I left the theater, about a year and a half ago. It is very precious to me, as are my girls who cherish theirs. I recommend it as a treasured gift for man or woman, mother or daughters.
Abby, London StarStarStarStarStar
I wear this ring everyday and have for about four years. People often ask about it and are always quite surprised at the rich information I have to tell them. It's not only it's looks, though it's a very pretty ring, it's got a history. However I must say that I have to wear the size medium on my thumb because the medium is too large for my ring finger but the small is a drastic size drop and only fits on my pinky. Maybe I've got bizarre hands, but nonetheless I love this ring.
Lisa, Alberta, Canada StarStarStarStarStar
The first of my Rose Theatre rings was purchased on our 2006 visit to London and the Globe. I lost this ring within the first year, and so my husband subsequently purchase me two, one and a spare, for Christmas. I cherish the ring's sentiment, and so when my sister passed away this spring, I slipped the ring on her finger for her to keep with her. Now, I am ordering rings for my Mum and siblings for Christmas---a connection to our dear Sister, Alicia.
Clare Hancock, Boston, Lincolnshire, UK StarStarStarStarStar
This is such a wonderful and special piece of jewellery to own. Everything about this ring is wonderful, it is a must have! I purchased this piece of jewellery from the online shop and it arrived in the post 2 days later, very well packaged and in a lovely presentation gift box with a little card giving an explanation about the history of the ring. The size I chose fits me perfect and the shape of the ring sits very comfortably against the finger. The letters of the inscription are a good, clear, readable size. If you are looking for something as a treat for yourself or as a gift for someone else, that is a bit different to other items out there then this is a must buy!!! Thank you to the Shakespeare's Globe for providing such a wonderful piece of jewellery, that I shall be wearing for a very long time to come.
Carolyn, Boise, Idaho USA StarStarStarStarStar
I was lucky enough to see Much Ado About Nothing on September 27, 2011 during my recent visit to the Globe. It was as exciting an experience as I could have hoped for. As a groundling at the front of the stage, I felt completely involved in the play and the actors brought that play to life in a way I had not seen it performed before. I wanted a memento of that experience and the posy ring was the perfect choice. I put it on my left index finger and it hasn't left it since. In a gift store in Somerset House, the saleslady recognized it, said she used to work for the Globe, and we agreed that it was a perfect ring. That made me feel even more connected to the Globe, to London, to England.
Julie, Chicago StarStarStarStarStar
I have worn this ring for 7 years without taking it off. I always think of London when I look at it! I hope I can get one in 14k gold when I go next. I miss you, England!