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Vintage Secret Compartment Signet Ring


Someone in the swinging 1970's in London commissioned this ring in 18k gold. The tall head contains a secret door which opens to hide....what? The age of hair in jewelry was long over and there's no lens to showcase a photo. Once upon a time people called these "poison rings", although hiding poison in rings probably only occurred in movies and storybooks. On the front, the vibes are heraldic, but there's no mention of a greyhound / crosslet / tree in our family crest books. 


  • Materials

    18k gold (marked)

  • Age

    London hallmarks for 1972

  • Condition

    Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    6, can be resized; 1.37cm head, 7mm rise off the finger, 3.7mm shank

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.