Sterling Silver Victorian Scroll Poison Ring

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Ring Details:
  • Victorian Oval Face Poison Ring is made of genuine 925 Sterling Silver
  • Stamped 925
  • Lid lifts on a hinge to reveal a small compartment
  • Ring is available in sizes 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10
  • Dimensions: oval measures approximately 18mm (3/4") long
  • Band width: 3mm
  • Arrives in a gift box

History of a Poison or Pillbox Ring:

A poison ring or pillbox ring is a type of ring with a container under the bezel or inside the bezel itself which could be used to hold poison or another substance; they became popular in Europe during the sixteenth century. The poison ring was used either to slip poison into an enemy's food or drink, or to facilitate the suicide of the wearer in order to preclude capture or torture. Rings like this have been used throughout history to carry perfume, locks of hair, devotional relics, messages and other keepsakes, so they have also been known by other names. Artists would paint tiny portraits of loved ones, to be carried in what was called a “locket ring,” which was popular during the Renaissance. By the 17th century, jewelers were creating locket rings in the shape of caskets which served as mementos for mourners. These were called “funeral rings.” Rings with compartments are also called “box” rings or “socket” rings.

*From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Apr 2019


  • 5
    Cool ring

    Posted by SD on 10th Nov 2016

    A good looking ring made nicely.

  • 5
    much prettier than photo

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Aug 2015

    I bought this for my daughter's 17th birthday. She loves the ring and I had it in graved with her initial. Definitely will be buying from the seller again.

  • 5
    this is my second ring

    Posted by Vicky on 11th Feb 2015

    I gave my daughter one and got one for myself. Loved it!

  • 5
    Lovely ring!

    Posted by Vicky Gutierrez on 27th Jan 2015

    My ting came very quickly in a gift box. It is beautiful and looks much expensive than it is. I will have my initial engraved on it to complete the vintage look.

    I am also buying a second one since my daughter fell in love with it and I gave it to her. It's a great purchase!