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Victorian Agate Poison Ring

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30-1-4688

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ABOUT THIS RING

Dispatch your nemesis with subtlety and style with this intriguing antique flip-top poison ring. The top displays an intricately hand-carved black & white agate and the sides are beautifully ornamented with classic Victorian style repousse. Poison not included. Currently ring size 5 1/2 (limited sizing available). Condition note: some cracks in ring back from use and hollow construction--ring is not for everyday wear.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Current Ring Size:
5 1/2 Most rings can be resized up or down one size unless noted and sometimes more.
Length:
5/8 Inch
Width:
1/2 Inch
Height:
3/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
6.4 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Center Onyx details
Cut/Shape:
Carved Cut
Color:
Black And Grey
Measurements:
14.00-11.12 mm

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