It is unknown exactly when Merope obtained her wand, or if she attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It was most likely manufactured purchased from Ollivanders in Diagon Alley, London, as are most wands belonging to British wizards and witches.
In the 1920s, Merope used a spell to pick up a pot that she had dropped because her father had shouted at her for trying to pick it up like a Muggle, but her spell caused the pot to crack in two and her father bellowed at her to fix it, but Bob Ogden, an employee of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement mended it instead.
After her father and brother's imprisonment, it is possible Merope had tried to use the Imperius Curse with her wand or else a Love Potion without her wand to get Tom Riddle Snr to fall in love with her.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (First appearance) (Appears in flashback(s))