Inscriptions found in 17th-century English wedding rings, from William Jones’ Finger-Ring Lore, 1898:
- I LOVE AND LIKE MY CHOYSE.
- I CHUSE NOT TO CHANGE.
- Let reason rule affection.
- A token of good-will.
- Live in Loue.
- As I expect so let me find, A faithfull ❤ and constant mind.
- Time lesseneth not my love.
- Love the truth.
- In loving wife spend all thy life.
A diamond ring bore the inscription “This sparke will grow.”