Edwardian Diamond Snake Ring 9ct Gold c.1912
A beautiful Edwardian diamond set snake ring with a triple coilled snake realistically modelled with old-cut diamonds set to the head and small ruby eyes.
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 Birmingham maker with realistic engraved details to the mouth.
Price Code C: £1000 - £2500
Era: Edwardian 1901 - 1920
Measurements: Ring is 10.7 mm in width at widest point, 7.1 grams in weight
Ring Size: R (UK) 8 3/4 (US) 59 (EUR) This ring can be resized by our goldsmith but with some limitations due to the design.
Hallmarks: Stamped Birmingham 9ct 1912, E&W makers mark