As well as crystals, Iím a bit of an avid collector of all different kinds of objets de curiositť. Mainly occult, to be fair. Itís just what Iím interested in.
A few weeks ago I started reading about the history of the poison locket / poison ring. Itís an item of jewellery that has a secret compartment in which in medieval times was to hold secret poisons for enemies that you could anonymously slip into drinks, or yourself in the event of capture from the enemy and you needed a quick way out to the pearly gates. They were quite a macabre thing back then, especially if you read up further on it all.
Throughout the ages, their history has changed somewhat. They were later used as mourners lockets to hold things such as hair, teeth, ashes and mementos of those who have passed on.
Today they can be used for all sorts. To hold herbs, crystals, affirmations. Anything you want to carry around with you.
More information on the history of poison rings / lockets here: http://retroette.com/2015/01/12/weird-world-vintage-poison-rings/
Anyway, I came across this glorious modern interpretation of a poison locket with a pentacle and a tiny little moonstone crystal at the end and decided it was for me. I have a hand drawn sigil rolled up in mine for a particular intention Iím focusing on.
But I just think theyíre so beautiful and have great history attached to them. Wanted to share as an interesting little tidbit. 🙂