Do you know what a poison ring is, my darlings? They’re one of my very favorite unusual forms of jewelry: a ring with a hidden, hinged compartment that can hold small items like poison. Poison rings are so romantic and mysterious.
Most of the poison rings I’ve come across have been antique or vintage, but this modern poison ring by Harwell Godfrey is oh-so-dreamy.
Isn’t it a beauty?
It’s inlaid with mother of pearl, white onyx, and lilac enamel with a large and lovely central pearl. That color scheme is so dreamy that I can barely stand it. So delicate and romantic and subtle, with just enough color and texture variation to be as irresistible as it is elegant.
The Harwell Godfrey poison ring does not contain poison – it contains solid perfume, a custom Harwell Godfrey blend.
A perfume insert is both more useful and less felonious than poison, but I’m sure you could replace it with poison if you really needed a poison ring that could be used for its traditional purpose (I don’t know your life).
I haven’t smelled the perfume, but the blend does sound lovely.
Here are a few of Harwell Godfrey’s other rings!
This designer is very new to me but I’m loving what I’ve seen from her so far. There’s a beautiful inlaid locket that comes with the perfume insert, in case the ring isn’t your cup of tea, and I love the necklaces with this design, too! Especially this custom one.
What do you think, darlings? Do you like the poison ring’s gentle color scheme or would you choose one of the other, more vivid Harwell Godfrey rings? I have a weakness for the one on the right above, with the opal, blue enamel, and pink topaz color combo.
Images c/o Harwell Godfrey.
Wow! Gorgeous Rings 🙂
Aren’t they wonderful?!?!
Sunflower Ring says
They are AWOSOME, Becky!
I probably would wish you to wear them and show us the pictures, cuz I really want to know how big they are on my fingers!
By the way, I just wrote a blog post https://www.sunflowerring.com/2018/08/22/5-jewelry-blogs-that-i-must-to-check-every-day/ I put you in my list, you may want to take a look . 🙂
Thanks Becky, I love your picks!
I wish I could wear them too! I haven’t had the chance to see them in real life yet. They’re so good.
And thank you so much for the very kind mention in your article!!! You said such lovely things; I really appreciate your support.
Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
i NEED this, i WANT this, i MUST HAVE this…
i am utterly torn however, as to whether i should have perfume or poison in it… probably the best solution is to get one of each! my personal favourite is the one at far right, all blues and purples, with the pink topaz. but i also love the one done in whites, in the middle.
i’ve longed to have a poison ring since childhood. (not sure what that says about me. or about my childhood?) these are very striking, and it feels like the fates want me to have one.
I am 100% with you on the poison ring lust. I’ve wanted one ever since I saw one in action in an old movie when I was a child…even though in the movie, the ring is used to drug and kidnap someone. Quite nefarious.
So whatever it means to have a lifelong dream to own a poison ring, we’re in it together!
Jaenice Palmer says
Those rings look scrumptious–I think of them as Catherine de Medici meets Art Deco. I want all the rings! I can’t choose!
I just finished speed-reading through the fragrance notes. (Ooh, heaven!) It sounds like something out of Auntie Mame–the earthy near-bohemian sensuality, the uncompromising sophistication, the raw moxie of the woman who would wear such an unapologetic woodsy fragrance (hints of powdery floral and oriental notes, my treat–slurp!).
Ahahah I LOVE the Catherine de Medici meets Art Deco description! It’s perfect. Sumptuous, ornate, geometric and possibly a little bit deadly.
Jaenice Palmer says
Yes! Sumptuous but deadly–just the sort of thing Diana Vreeland or Daisy Fellowes would throw on for a party at the last minute. (Or possibly Clare Boothe Luce, but who’s counting, really, when you get a glimpse of these beauties?)