The Love We Give Away Is the Only Love We Keep Necklace
Heart shaped necklace inscribed "The Love We Give Away Is the Only Love We Keep". This softly shaped tactile pendant is in the form of a heart formed by a ribbon, a continuous circuit with no beginning and no end. It is engraved with a sentiment expressing the selflessness of love. The inscription is well suited to this open heart shape, being a representation of the idea that giving and receiving are one in the same. Examples of jewelry engraved with sentiments of love and friendship are known from the earliest civilizations of the ancient world, and remain popular to this day. Poesy rings, that is, rings bearing a short poem or inscription, were most popular in 16th and 17th century France and England, being frequently mentioned in the plays of Shakespeare.
Sterling Silver with 18 inch chain