1960s-1970s Martine gold and enamel snake ring with ruby accent. This ring was designed by the famous creator known as Martine. This item is well made out of a a fine 14kt yellow gold which makes the ring band that curls around to form the snake tail and body which leads into it's head. The snake is covered in a fine thick blue French enamel with small green spots making the scale design. The snake's eyes are made up of a light red enamel and the tongue extends from a screw in the snake's mouth which allows it to move back and forth giving a realistic quality to the item. The tip of the bifurcated tongue is adorned with a single open back prong set 0.06cttw genuine round ruby gemstone. The bottom of the tongue is signed "18K" as well as "Mart" short for Martine. The tongue is the only part of the piece made with 18kt gold as well. The inside of the ring band is signed "Martine 14K" and the piece is a size 6 and weighs 8 grams. This ring is in phenomenal condition with no wear to the enamel or gold at all. Jewelry created by Martine is very rare and always composed of the highest quality materials. This mix makes for some of the most valuable vintage costume jewelry on the market today!