A box ring that opens up to contain a happy pill, a perfumed fabric or a tiny love letter.
18K Gold on Brass
2cm x 1.1cm
Ring Size: Adjustable
The Story of The Poison Ring
Originating in ancient India, a poison ring (also called a locket, pillbox, casket, socket or box ring) is a type of ring with a container under the bezel or inside the bezel itself. They replaced the practice of wearing keepsakes and other items in pouches or amulets around the neck and arm.
Used to carry items such as perfume, locks of hair, devotional relics, messages, pictures and keepsakes, locket rings were considered so useful that their custom rapidly spread to other parts of the world.
The term poison ring became popular during the sixteenth century when it was commonly believed that locket rings were used by the aristocracy to facilitate the poisoning of the food or drink of an enemy, or even the suicide of a ring’s owner in order to escape capture or torture.
All our products are handmade using ancient lost-wax casting method by gifted artisans in Jaipur, India. Each piece is unique and made in limited quantities. Find our step-by-step process here.
Care for this piece like you would for your peace of mind.To avoid the wearing of your plating, remove when in contact with water, cleaning solutions, lotions and perfumes. All our pieces come with a Ziploc, silica gel pack and a handcrafted jewelry box for storage and longevity of plating.
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