Georgian goldposy ring 'I love in earnest'. A smooth conforming wide D-shape band engraved and enameled in italic script to the interior 'I love in earnest', approximately 7.1mm in width. Tested yellow gold, approximately 3.8g in weight, circa 18th century.
For different variations on posies beginning with 'I love' see Evans, J., 'English Posies and Posy Rings', 1931, p. 55. The posy engraved on this ring is not listed in this extensive catalogue and so is unparalleled.