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Celtic-Inspired Puzzle Engagement Ring with I am my Beloved’s Poesy Ring

November 19th, 2011 Comments off

The image below shows the Hebrew I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine poesy ring with a standard weave marquise diamond puzzle ring.   Yes, this Celtic-inspired puzzle ring really does come apart and go back together.  We have really great written, animated, and video instructions on our site.

When you want to pair a puzzle engagement ring with a traditional poesy ring, I usually recommend that you go with the standard weave.  A puzzle ring with a tight weave is flatter along the sides, so a wedding band will lie flatter alongside it.  But most people prefer the standard weave, because to most of us, it is a little prettier than the tight weave.

This set is shown in 14K white gold.  We can make it in 14K yellow or rose gold or platinum.

And what on earth is Italian Hebrew?  Well, it is a script that was developed in 16th C. Italy to express the Hebrew language.   You can think of it like a “font.”  Today we type English in Times New Roman, in Arial, or in any number of fonts.  They all express English equally well (not to mention any of many other languages).   So you could call this an Italian Hebrew font.

This poesy ring celebrates Solomon’s Song of Songs from the Bible, the most romantic passage in that holy book.  It is a beautiful sentiment for a bridal set, don’t you agree?

Choose your puzzle ring style, weave, and diamond size.  And see this set and its options for different precious metals and sizes of diamonds.

And you can also find the groom’s poesy ring in the same metals.

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Celtic-Inspired Puzzle Engagement Rings

November 7th, 2011 No comments


Crystal Realm – Celtic-Inspired Puzzle Engagement & Wedding Rings – Supporting your relationship with Celtic-inspired, hand-woven, puzzle engagement rings; traditional and custom poesy and Celtic wedding rings; and exclusive bridal sets. Celebrate the love of your life and the commitment you share with rings reflecting your unique tastes and characteristics as a couple..

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Choose Hand-Engraved or CAD Inscription for your Custom Celtic Poesy Wedding Band

November 7th, 2011 No comments

Here’s a little tutorial on the differences between hand-engraving (a dying art!) and CAD (computer-aided design) lettering for your custom poesy ring.

#1 Hand-engraved German myn genyst in a Gaelic font
myn genyst literally translate to my heart; but it means much more: my heart, my soul, my spirit
5mm wide domed, comfort-fit platinum band
(Yes, historically there were many Celts of Germanic origin)

Notice that each letter is formed from a series of single cuts, one for each letter part, and the lettering looks like perhaps Ivan used a “V” shaped tool to make each cut.  The letters are well shaped and more delicate than the CAD letters pictured below.

Platinum hand-engraved poesy ring

Myn Genyst (pronounced "mine einst," meaning, "My heart, my soul, my spirit," in German. Platinum hand-engraved poesy ring

# 2 CAD lettering – “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine” in Scottish Gaelic spelling in a Gaelic font

Ring widths, 6mm and 3.5mm; domed, comfort-fit, custom poesy rings in 14K white gold


Scottish Gaelic "I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine"

Scottish Gaelic "I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine" custom poesy rings in 14K white gold


You will notice a “g” that looks like a “5” at the beginning of a word on each ring in both images.  If you examine that “g,” you will notice that in the CAD design, below, the “g” is broader and more open looking than the hand-engraved.  These letters are also well-shaped, but there is a difference between the letters on these rings and the ones in #1 image.

If the outside of a ring in the lower image is a wall, then each letter is like a little alcove, and the back of each alcove is broader than in the hand-engraved.

You can also see the letter “e” in each of the images, so you can see how those compare with each other.

The quality is very, very high with each type of lettering.  They are just different, and you get to decide which you prefer.


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