Heritagem presents :
This ravishing double snake ring from the Victorian era (c.1880) is quite a gorgeous piece. The design features two intertwined snakes biting their own tails. The serpents' head are independently adorned with an old European cut diamond, and a deep red ruby. Both have gemstones eyes : one with luscious rubies and the other with sparkling rose cut diamonds with a claw set. The diamond weighs around 0,08ct. This ring is in excellent condition and there very few traces of wears. The gold is shiny and it is very pleasant to wear. It was handcrafted in 18 karat yellow gold and stamped with the French hallmark of the owl. It was also scientifically gold tested. It weighs 6,4gr and has a finger size of 55 (EU)/ 7 (US). It is engraved inside the band a serial number : 42442.
Snakes may frighten a lot but they were a universaly popular expression of an eternal love and were considered as a powerful symbol of wisdom and protection. The prince Albert proposed the Queen Victoria with an emerald snake ring as the engagement ring, since this time, snakes rings became very popular all along the Victorian era. This attractive ring would be suitable for a man or a woman and be the perfect engagement or anniversary ring.