They became popular in Europe during the sixteenth century. The poison ring was used either to slip poison into an enemy's food or drink or to facilitate the suicide of the wearer in order to preclude capture or torture.
In Italy to the day pouring someone a drink whilst holding the bottle with the back of the hand facing downward, so as to let something drop from a bezel ring is called "Versare alla traditora" ("traitors way pouring") and still considered offensive. Rings like this have been used throughout history to carry perfume, locks of hair, devotional relics, messages and other keepsakes. Please refer to the photos as they are an important part of the description and condition of the item. We send our items securely packaged so they arrive to you in good order undamaged.We send all international items as a gift and with the price you paid not the valuation price. Our goal is to provide great products at great prices with old-fashioned integrity and honesty. We have a lot of repeat business due to our desire to give exceptional pre and after sales customer care. We will try to answer your questions within 24 hours but as we travel to antique fairs a great deal it may occasionally take a little longer to get back to you. The item "Mens Womens RING 9ct Gold & Enamel Authentic WW2 POISON SIGNET Collectable" is in sale since Tuesday, June 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery". The seller is "theuniquejewellerycompany" and is located in Yatala . This item can be shipped worldwide.