victorian dutch 14k gold and diamond poison ring


The Story

An antique poison ring made during the mid to late Victorian era. Made from 14 karat rose gold, it features two diamonds weighing approximately 0.05 carats each on the little door. It opens to reveal a teeny tiny compartment to hold anything of your choice. On either side are engraved sections with a decorative harlequin pattern.

The interior of the ring features a beautiful hand engraving that reads "M.v.G" and "J.v.d.W.". 

  • Style Number: R1399
  • Antique, circa 1870s-early 1900s
  • 14k rose gold
  • 2 old cut diamonds, each 0.05 carats (approx.)
  • Total diamond weight approximately 0.10 carats
  • Height of front face of ring 0.29", depth of ring as it sits off finger 0.11", width of entire ring 0.76"
  • Band width tapers from 7 mm to 4 mm
  • Netherlands hallmark of an oak leaf
  • Hand engraving on inside of ring shank
  • Size 8.75, Fox & Bond can resize this ring up to a size 10 and down to a size 4
  • Great antique condition- wear consistent with age and use

Currently a size 8.75, Fox & Bond can resize this ring up to a size 10 and down to a size 4.

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