She said "please make me a planchette ring as big as my black heart". And so, The Great Diviner ring was born in sterling silver.
French for "little plank", planchettes were originally used to facilitate automatic writing. The use of these devices to produce mysterious written messages gave rise to the belief that they fostered communication with spirits. They were very popular in séances during the Victorian era, before they eventually evolved into the simpler, non-writing pointing devices for talking boards. As writing planchettes were popularized during the beginning of the Spiritualism movement of the mid-19th century, planchettes predate the popularization of ouija boards by nearly four decades.