ca. 1615

“Jewish Ordinance” issued in Yiddish by the Polish Police [Poland] [Provisional]: “One is permitted to wear only two rings on weekdays, four on the Sabbath, and six on the holidays. Both men and women are absolutely forbidden to wear precious stones. An exception is made in the case of a pregnant woman, who is permitted to wear a ring with a diamond because of its curative powers. Otherwise no exception will be made under penalty of three ducats.” [Researcher’s note: Even though the text itself does not mention the word “Jew” in the text itself, the name of the decree is “Jewish Ordinance” and it was issued in Hebrew.]
Rader Marcus, Jacob and Marc Saperstein: The Jews in Christian Europe. (2015); Researched by Ziba Shadjaani 11/14/2016