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This ravishing French 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 pinky ruby. The diamond is around 0.30ct (I / SI) and the ruby is approximately 0.50tc
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.
French mark : eagle's head. Weight : 15,3 gr. Ring size : 59 / 8,5. The ring was marked with the maker's mark ; M / a clover / B which might belongs to BLONDEAUX, a French jeweler from Paris, It is very good condition for a jewel from this time. It is easily resizable. It measures : 26,8 (1') x24,7(0,9) x 14,8 (0.5') mm (inche)
Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: 18kt gold ruby and diamond, Size: 59 / 8,5
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French Victorian Snakes ring with ruby and diamond, c.1880, 18kt gold
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