Victorian Diamond Snake Ring c.1860
An unusual slender coiled snake ring with the head of the snake set with a diamond and 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. The ring, which signified everlasting love for eternity, had an emerald, her birthstone, centered in its head. Her ring set a trend throughout England to wear a snake as a symbol of love.
This wonderful ring has the snake coiled into a lovers knot to the top and has worn black and white enamel detailing. The snake has a great expression.
Price Code: B £500 - £1000
Era: Victorian 1839 - 1901
Measurements: Width: 13mm, Ring weight 2.5 grams
Ring Size: G 1/2 (UK), 3 3/4 (USA), 46 (EUR) This ring can be resized by our goldsmith but with some limitations due to the design.
Hallmarks: Unmarked - tests as 15ct gold