A beautiful example of a snake ring from the mid to late Victorian period. The ring has two snakes intertwined, one with a natural vibrant pink ruby in its head and the other with a beautiful rose cut diamond. Each of the stones is approximately 2.5mm in diameter and they both glimmer prettily in their open backed settings.
The snake was a popular motif in the Victorian period due to the fact that the Queen's engagement ring was a snake and they came to symbolise everlasting love. This pretty ring, with its smiling snake faces, could be worn alone or as part of a stack due to its easy-wearing size.
Materials - 15ct Gold (fully hallmarked and dated for Chester 1882), Ruby, Rose Cut Diamond
Age - 1882
Size - US Tight 6, UK L 1/2
Condition - Excellent
Weight - 2.9g
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