Vintage Sterling Silver Onyx Locket Poison Ring Gothic
A secret compartment resides behind a black only front in this vintage sterling silver locket poison ring. The oval stone is raised with a hinge on one side and clasp on the other. Inside, the secret compartment can hold two photographs or anything you desire. Becoming popular in Europe during the sixteenth century, a poison ring or pillbox ring is a type of ring with a container under the bezel or inside the bezel itself that could be used to hold poison or another substance. 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 escape capture or torture.
- Materials: Sterling Silver
- Gemstone: Black Onyx
- Ring size: 6 US