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There is nothing more romantic than wearing a reminder of someone you love close to your heart. For centuries, the locket has been a lady’s favorite accessory to do just that.

Locket rings or poison rings, as they are more nefariously termed, were quite popular in the 19th century, though very few examples survive. This ring is a conversion from perhaps another ring or small locket featuring an amethyst top, hinged at the back, beautiful 14k barleycorn shank.


Materials and Features: 14k gold, amethyst

Age/Origin: 19th C, Victorian

Measurements: Size 7.5, 3.7 grams

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. 

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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