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 Poison 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.

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.

The 1881 envelope mourning ring showing how it opened to allow hair to be put inside as a keepsake. Perhaps not neccesarily in mourning.

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…

Diamond Cluster Ring with Opium Compartment - c. 1640 - diamonds and gold - “locket ring” could contain miniatures of loved ones or of royals or religious relics - others were intended to contain poison, usually an opiate - bezel represents the poppy

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

Same over the top Swiss verge gold and enamel pearl set watch in the form of a stag beetle, closed.

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

Victorian Gold & Coral Hand, Heart and Key, Dog and Rabbit Charms antique jewelry x

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 BCE.

Box charm, "love is blind" with glasses inside

14k gold vintage LOVE IS BLIND charm Valentine's

gold vintage LOVE IS BLIND charm Valentine's in Jewelry & Watches, Vintage & Antique Jewelry, Fine, Charms & Charm Bracelets

Memento mori stick pin with baroque pearl. Made in Europe in the early 19th century.

'Memento mori' stick pin with baroque pearl. Made in Europe in the early century 'Memento mori' stick pin with baroque pearl.

France, gold pendant with dragon on baroque pearl, carnelian based, Regional Gallery of Sicily, Palermo.

Dutch-manufacturing Elephant in gold, enamel, emeralds, diamonds and pearl Scaramazza seventeenth century Imperial Silver at Museum Silver Collection Court (Silberkammer) Hofburg Palace, Austria

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