This is such a pretty and unique antique Victorian double snake ring. Two coiled serpents, crafted in 14K gold are each crowned with a half carat of sparkling old mine cut diamond. This antique ring remains in spectacular condition and retains its original diamonds and a wide buttery 14K gold band fully hallmarked for 14K Gold and a hallmark for Birmingham that was used in 1880-1889 which dates the ring. The craftsmanship and engravings on the serpent heads and throughout the band are some of the finest I have ever seen on a Victorian Serpent Ring. This details shows it was a very high-end ring for someone very special.
This sweetheart ring carries a romantic sentiment; the two snakes represent eternal, everlasting love, loyalty and friendship.
This ring sits flat and comfortably on the finger. 10MM wide at the top that tapers to a 4mm shank. A nice weight of 7.26 grams. The diamonds are Old Mine Cut, one weighing approx .27 carats and the other .24 carats approx. Total diamond weight is .51 carats (approximate). The larger of the two is a VS2 with H color-another rarity of the Victorian era and of Old Mine Cut diamonds was to have one as good quality as this-The other diamond is an SI1 with I color.
Queen Victoria was an enthusiast of snake jewellery and had several pieces in her personal collection, notably her snake engagement ring from Prince Albert, which symbolized his everlasting love.
This ring is a size 8 and can be sized prior to shipping for a fee. This is a service I offer for my clients with a local bench jeweler who does all my sizing, repairs, restorations, engraving and stone setting. Sometimes your local bench jeweler can size your ring for less (sometimes more) but usually a longer wait time. My bench jeweler is a 3rd generation goldsmith and I can vouch for his quality workmanship. Also, my jobs are pushed to the front-most jobs are done within 48 hours. Cost vary-as gold has recently gone up. I do not mark-up these cost, I charge my clients exactly what I am charged. This will be more than a regular sizing due to keeping the integrity of the ring and the detail of the band in tact.
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Approximate retail price is $2,650-$2,850