We love costume jewelry around here, if you haven’t noticed yet. It sells well, but even more importantly, it’s fun to see what different pieces pass through our doors. We’ve sold hundreds of necklaces, brooches, rings, and bracelets – maybe even thousands. And yet I’ve only come across identical pieces a handful of times. It’s always exciting to open a new box of jewelry when it arrives because you know that you’re going to find something totally different.
Enter this cool and unique ring:
I called it a locket ring, for lack of a better word. But if anyone knows its real name, we’d love to find out! It was gold in color, with a beautiful and ornate pattern. The top popped open much like a little medicine box would. This was reminiscent of those rings you see in movies where the woman pours some sort of powder into the hero’s drink while his back is turned. Except you can see in the picture that it doesn’t have a solid bottom, so I’m sure its history wasn’t quite as interesting as that. 😉
That makes me wonder, though – what was its purpose? Why was it designed this way? My best guess was that it might have once held a tiny note or a lock of hair. Do you have any ideas?
We picked this up in a lot, which means that we got it for probably less than $1. The winning bid was $21.50 and the bragging rights to this distinct ring.
What’s the weirdest piece of jewelry you’ve ever come across?