Gold: Monica Rich Kosann Picks a Poesy, Le Vian Hits Vicenza & More

Strike a Poesy About two years ago, Rod and Monica Rich Kosann were shopping a vintage jewelry show in London when they stumbled on a selection of poesy rings—bands that were commonly exchanged among lovers in England and France during the 15th to 17th centuries, their interior shanks often inscribed with sweet sentiments or poetic references. Around the same time, the principals behind the Monica Rich Kosann line had also observed a related burgeoning trend: girls wearing rings on long chains. As they pondered a purchase, a woman in the booth approached them offering assistance. She happened to be wearing a ring on a long chain. The couple took it as a sign, and decided to combine the two ideas for the Poesy Ring collection: 15 SKUs are available in 18k gold, etched with phrases such as Carpe Diem and I Just Adore You on shank interiors and exteriors; stones like rubies and m

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