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    Posted 10 years ago

    Purpleisaf…
    (29 items)

    I recently came into this cool vintage ring which I believe is used for either snuff or poison.

    It is stamped 925 and taxaco mexico.

    Is there a better market for this as snuff box or just a vintage ring?

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    Comments

    1. Batia Love, 10 years ago
      It is a poison pill ring. If captured the person would take the pill and die. That is what I was told?
    2. Purpleisafruit6, 10 years ago
      Batia: Thanks for the info! When I found it I thought it was for snuff.

      Pop: It was just a question of which category it fell into.
    3. Batia Love, 10 years ago
      I certainly would not just take my word for it. This is just what I was told. They also make REALLY good replicas now. So, it might not really be that old? I have one too and it is much newer. I am guessing yours is also because it is marked 925 (that is the Serling silver %). I am not sure quite when they started marking jewelry like that, But I am fairly sure it was Not done on very old things? Again, I am NO expert, just passing along what I have been told. Good Luck! <3 B
    4. Purpleisafruit6, 10 years ago
      Thanks Batia!
    5. Purpleisafruit6, 10 years ago
      Thanks lisa! Thanks MRJ303! Thanks VintageMad! Thanks VintageArgentina
    6. Purpleisafruit6, 10 years ago
      Thanks hedgewalker

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