Antique Gold Poison Ring

Antique Gold Poison Ring

SKU: 1354

A Poison Ring 


Set in mixed metals as this would of been made by hand and by the looks of it possibly from two different pieces which have been melted down to manufacture this piece.


The head and hidden compartment are in 17ct gold, and the shank is in 8ct gold.


A rare, yet charming piece of history this ring is! The bottom of ring opens up to reveal a secret compartment, and to be candid, these locket rings did not always carry poison as the name suggests, sometimes they held tiny portraits, notes or mementoes of loved ones. Nonetheless, it's hard not to be intrigued by the history of these small 'poison' memorial locket rings.


This particular ring bears the hand engraved floral design which were very popular in its day.


The minuscule hinged compartment works well and the hollow construction endures well given its age , and clips in well when pressed.


The shank is ribbed, then splits in two and has engraving down the arms.



  • Creator


  • Metal

    17ct head, 8ct shank

  • Weight

    1.6 grams

  • Period


  • Date of Manufacture

    Not dated

  • Condition

     Consistent with age

  • Length
  • 11.5mm
  • Width 
  • 9.3mm
  • Finger size
  • O, however we should be able to size to fit your finger size

The piece will come in a new presentation box

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