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from the archive
Gold Fill & Silver PuzzleRings

The earliest puzzle rings were found on the Silk Road, and were thought to have been popular in China as early as the year 0 AD. There's an unlikely-sounding myth about a medieval Turkish merchant who commissioned the very first one as a wedding ring for his gorgeous wife. To make sure she was faithful to him while he was away, the ring would unravel if she took it off, rendering her totally busted. We know for a fact that in 1525, Martin Luther gave his wife a puzzle ring when they were married. The poignant inscription inside read: "Whom God has joined together, let no man put asunder". Your gold-filled or sterling silver ring will arrive joined together, and good luck trying to solve the mystery when it's put asunder. To help you out, we've made a visual diagram: click on the detail photo below to get the instructions.

This product is final sale.


  • Age

    Contemporary; handmade in Brooklyn.

  • Materials

    Sterling silver or gold fill wire.

  • Size

    Available in whole ring sizes 5-8.

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please note:Terms of Sale

During the archive sale, shipping is FREE for purchases over $300 within the continental US. For US-bound purchases under $300, a flat $10 fee will be charged to cover packaging and shipping costs. International orders will be subject to our normal shipping fees, and may incur customs charges. Please refer to our FAQ's for more information on our international shipping policy.

For sale orders, we'll be shipping via USPS first class mail. Any orders valued over $1,000 will ship via UPS ground, insured and with signature required. Since these sales are always extremely popular, expect to wait up to 4 weeks for shipping and handling; for any orders involving sizing or stamping, expect to wait up to 4-6 weeks. We have one employee and expect many hundreds of orders. You'll receive an email when your order ships, which may take several weeks. Please be patient!

To keep things cheap for everyone, we will be using basic, minimal packaging for all archive sale orders. We are unable to provide gift wrapping or notes for any sale orders—sorry!

If you place multiple orders, email us with both your order numbers. We’ll refund you the second shipping fee and will combine all items into one package.

All sale items are FINAL SALE. No refunds or exchanges.