Victorian Double Snake Ring c.1890
A wonderful Victorian double snake ring.
This stylish late Victorian ring has two entwined coiled snakes each set with small diamonds to the eyes. to the top of the head. The snake's heads are resting on their tails signifying the unending circle.
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.
This lovely ring is low set to the finger and a lovely weight. It is easy to wear on an everyday basis.
Price Code C: £1000 - £2500
Era: Victorian 1839 - 1901
Measurements: The ring is 12.6 mm in width at widest point, 10.7 grams in weight
Ring Size: Q 1/2 (UK) 8 1/2 (US) 58 (EUR) This ring can be resized by our goldsmith at no extra cost but with some limitations due to the design.
Hallmarks: Stamped BH 18CT