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A Georgian Sapphire Diamond Locket Ring. The bezel shaped as a hinged cluster set with an oval cut sapphire and rose cut diamond revealing a small secret compartment, to a foliate trifurcated shoulders, mounted in silver and gold. England, circa 1800.

A Georgian Sapphire Diamond Poison Ring

A Georgian Sapphire Diamond Locket Ring. The bezel shaped as a hinged cluster set with an oval cut sapphire and rose cut diamond revealing a small secret compartment, to a foliate trifurcated shoulders, mounted in silver and gold. England, circa 1800.

Elegant 19th Century Envelope Ring Also note the hair being inside a compartment, a popular style from the late 1860s onwards, as opposed to larger earlier styles.

Elegant 19th Century Envelope Ring Also note the hair being inside a compartment, a popular style from the late 1860s onwards, as opposed to larger earlier styles.

LATE RENAISSANCE DIAMOND CLUSTER RING WITH OPIUM COMPARTMENT, Spain?, about 1630–1640, gold, diamond. Such ring was “locket ring,” which contained miniature of loved ones or of royal or political persons. Some rings with compartments held religious relics, but others were intended to contain poison to allow the surreptitious removal of enemies or rivals by lacing their food or drink. The compartment was intended to contain an opiate in some form or other. The whole bezel represents the…

LATE RENAISSANCE DIAMOND CLUSTER RING WITH OPIUM COMPARTMENT, Spain?, about 1630–1640, gold, diamond. Such ring was “locket ring,” which contained miniature of loved ones or of royal or political persons. Some rings with compartments held religious relics, but others were intended to contain poison to allow the surreptitious removal of enemies or rivals by lacing their food or drink. The compartment was intended to contain an opiate in some form or other. The whole bezel represents the…

late 18th Cent. Swiss verge gold and enamel pearl set watch in the form of a stag beetle.

late 18th Cent. Swiss verge gold and enamel pearl set watch in the form of a stag beetle.

Snake bangle with key. France, 19th century

Snake bangle with key. France, 19th century

Large Coral Leaf and Turquoise Bumblebee Brooch

Large Coral Leaf and Turquoise Bumblebee Brooch

Victorian 14K Gold & Coral Hand, Heart and Key, Dog and Rabbit Charms

Luvable Friends Printed Fleece Blanket, Birds

Victorian 14K Gold & Coral Hand, Heart and Key, Dog and Rabbit Charms

1850's Diamond Natural Abalone Pearl Beetle Brooch

1850's Diamond Natural Abalone Pearl Beetle Brooch

Rare ring formed a headband to which are attached a central flower and leaves many finely detailed. Or very small gaps, beautiful conservation. Hellenistic art, third-second century BC.

Rare ring formed a headband to which are attached a central flower and leaves many finely detailed. Or very small gaps, beautiful conservation. Hellenistic art, third-second century BC.

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