Poison Ring made of 925 sterling silver Approximate weight: 23 grams Measures: Height: 4 cm, Width: 2 cm. JUST TELL ME THE SIZE YOU WANT. During the Renaissance, feuding noble families created poison rings to kill their enemies.At first glance, a poison ring appears much like an ordinary ring with a large jewel in its setting. But a closer examination shows that the ring opens like a door, revealing a tiny hidden compartment. In this compartment, the wearer can hide a small amount of poison, and at the right moment, sneak the stuff into an enemys food or drink. Though poison rings became popular during the Renaissance, there are accounts of them from as far back as 183 B. Here are some of historys most famous examples of the item: Hannibal, the famous general of Carthage, wore a poison ring in case of capture. He took the poison himself to avoid being imprisoned by the Romans in 183 B. Cesare Borgia, a ruthless member of the Borgia family, wore a lion-headed ring at all times. Enemies were known to drop like flies around Borgia, especially at dinner parties, and it is assumed that his lion ring contained a nasty poison. If you need this item in gold, just contact me for price. Si quieres este articulo en oro, consultame el precio. The item "Sterling Silver Raven Skull Bird Poison Locket Ring All Sizes Secret compartment" is in sale since Wednesday, March 6, 2013. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Handcrafted, Artisan Jewelry\Rings". The seller is "silveralexa" and is located in Madrid. This item can be shipped worldwide.