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Poison Rings


#1

Hello Everyone I am looking for a book, magazine article or anything
else that explains how to make poison rings. You know the old rings
worn by spies that you can secret away a cyanide pill to pop if
caught by the other side. I have some customers that would like this
for keeping a nitroglycerin pill. I would appreciate any help. Right
now I can’t even seem to find a picture of one of these beasts so I
can figure it out. Thanks a lot.

Karen Bahr “the Rocklady” (@Rocklady)
K.I.S. Creations
May your gems always sparkle.


#2
 Hello Everyone I am looking for a book, magazine article or
anything else that explains how to make poison rings.

If you don’t find books/articles on the subject you can always try
to reverse-engineer it by looking at some rings that appear in both
the open and closed position. Try these websites for starters:

http://www.cyberilver925.com/UShopLite/poisoning.html 
http://1fashionsinjewelry.com/poisonrings/poisonrings1.htm
http://www.crazycatgifts.com/rings-poison001.htm 

(click on each ring and you’ll see excellent detailed photos!)

http://www.joyeriabarata.com/silvergold/poisonrings.htm 

Good luck!
Jerry Torr�ns
NYC


#3

Hi Karen,

I like poison rings (and bracelets) to hold solid perfumes. Look on
eBay to see many silver and silver/gemstone examples from Bali.
Most are hinged, which can be clunky. I’ve been sketching ones with
a simple pivot and clasp like some antique lockets had, but haven’t
made them yet. I’ve also seen gold examples (antique repros made in
Thailand) with well-engineered hinges on Fay Cullen’s antique
jewelry website.

Elna in Berkeley, where the figs are finally ripening…