Exquisite Garnet and 9kt yellow gold double headed snake ring.
This is a British hallmarked ring marked as being 9kt gold made by William Clarke & Son in 1936.
The ring is a size 11 and weighs approximately 4.7 grams. This is quite a wide ring being approx 1/4" at the back of the ring moving up to 7/16" at the front of the ring.
There is a very small chip on the face of one stone which is not readily visible at any distance . The ring is in very good condition otherwise with little band wear evident on the hallmarks. It has surface scratches etc as would be expected of an old ring which could be polished out if desired.
Snake rings were popularized in the early Victorian era as a symbol of eternal love when Prince Albert gave one set with emerald to Victoria as an engagement ring. They also saw surges in popularity in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.