What’s In Your Ring?

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate GemologistAs taste in women’s rings becomes rather more interesting and somewhat edgier, many women are choosing to follow a fashion trend that speaks of romance and intrigue. In particular, women seem to be gravitating toward compartment rings, potion rings, poison rings, locket rings, and box rings, all of which have secret compartments. All feature an artfully concealed inner compartment that is encapsulated beneath a hinged bejeweled cover that can be unlatched and opened. After that, it is anyone’s guess what lies inside. Popular during the Renaissance, these ornate rings were used to hold precious locks of hair; tiny portraits; and, according to legend, even poison. what’s in your ring? While we can hardly subscribe to their latter use, compartment rings make for intriguing wear.Contemporary compartment rings are popular and have found resurgence among collectors looking for both modern and antique styles. While today’s wearers have no need to use these rings to carry poison or keepsakes like locks of hair, fashion will dictate what the next popular use will be.See our outstanding selection of beautiful offerings at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center. Or reach us at 617-773-3636 or www.rogersjewelry.com


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