Antique diamond snake ring

Edwardian Diamond Snake Ring c.1913

SKU: RD187

A beautiful Edwardian diamond set snake ring. 


The ring with a triple coilled snake modelled with 5 graduated 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.


Era: Edwardian 1901 - 1920

Measurements: Total old cut diamond weight estimated 0.35 carats

Ring is 11 mm at widest point, the ring weighs 6.7 grams

Ring Size: Q (UK) 8 1/4 (US) 58 (EUR) This ring can be resized by our goldsmith at no extra cost but with restrictions due to the design

Hallmarks: Stamped 18CT, Birmingham 1913


All our antique & period items are unique, we do not deal in reproductions & unless stated, all items are in good condition, original and free from enhancements.

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