Antique Snake Ring

Edwardian Diamond Snake Ring 9ct Gold c.1912

SKU: RD092

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


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Thomas Glover specialises in antique and period jewellery from circa 1780 to 1960 with an emphasis on Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco. Visit our jewellery shop in Shrewsbury and browse our antique engagement rings.


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