The Ridgewood - Estate Poison Cocktail Ring GIA 11 Carat Emerald Diamonds Enamel 14k Gold

A fantastic estate emerald diamond enamel and 14k yellow gold poison ring. The large cabochon cut emerald is estimated at 11 carats and comes with a GIA Emerald Report. The emerald is set in a striking domed setting featuring rose cut diamonds and enamel accents. This ring has a secret compartment. The compartment is very well hidden, so well hidden in fact that we did not realize that this is a poison ring until we saw tiny hinges on on the the sides. The secret compartment cannot be easily opened or accessed, we had to use a tool to open it, cannot be opened by hand. Poison rings have a malicious name but even though they were used to carry poison in antiquity, in later days they had much nicer purpose of carrying loving mementos. This is a larger heavier cocktail dome ring measuring approximately 1 1/8 x 1 1/16 inch with height of approximately 1 inch and with a heavy total weight of 24 grams
Gemstones:

Emerald - GIA grading as follows: shape - oval, cutting style - cabochon, transparency - transparent to semi-transparent, color - green, species - natural beryl, variety - emerald, treatment - clarity enhanced F2, measurements 14.68x12.06mm, the depth of the stone is not measurable due to mounting

We estimate the weight of the emerald to be around 11 carats with estimated depth of 8.5mm

Diamonds: numerous rose (native) cut diamonds approximately 1.5 - 3 mm, estimated color G-I/ clarity I, diamonds measured and graded while set subject to mounting limitations

Gold: hallmarked 14k gold (hallmark on inside of compartment)

Hallmarks: 14

Dimensions: 1 1/8 x 1 1/16 inch with height of approximately 1 inch

Ring Size: 5.25

Total Weight: 24.07g

Condition: item in very good estate condition, some small dings to case and superficial scratches to gold consistent with age

Items included: a lovely new ring box

SKU: JA4590