Edwardian Diamond Snake Ring c.1915
A beautiful Edwardian oldcut diamond set snake ring.
The ring with a triple coilled snake realistically modelled with old-cut diamonds set in a band to the head. The ouroboros, a circular depiction of a snake swallowing its own tail, is a symbol of eternity.
Snake rings became popular after Queen Victoria was presented with a continuous snake ring as her engagement ring from Price Albert. Her ring, which signified everlasting love for eternity, had an emerald, her birthstone, centered in its head. This set a trend throughout England to wear a snake as a symbol of love worn by both women and men.
The ring is low set to the finger and is fully hallmarked for a Chester maker with has realistic engraved details to the mouth.
Era: Edwardian 1901 - 1920
Measurements: 10.4 mm in width, the ring weighs 7.5 grams
Ring Size: R 1/2 (UK) 9 (US) 59 (EUR) This ring can be resized by our goldsmith at no extra cost but with limitations due to the design.
Hallmarks: Stamped 18CT, Chester 1915, Markers Mark JTP