This poison ring made of silver plate with a garnet-colored stone is based in on a 16th-century model. Historically its hinged compartment contained a lethal dose of poison to slip into an enemy's food or drink or facilitate the suicide of a wearer faced with capture or torture. Alternatively known as a "locket ring," this piece of jewelry could also hold locks of hair, mementos, or messages. We would prefer to keep a Temptations cat treat or two inside in case we need to charm a timid stray!
Size 6-7, with ring guard.