Victorian Rose Gold Double Snake Ring c.1868

Victorian Rose Gold Double Snake Ring c.1868

SKU: RG026

A beautiful rose gold coloured large double snake ring with two inter-twined snake heads holding their tails. Each head is set with a small diamond within a floral motif.


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 snake ring is in rose gold and low set to the finger it is fully marked for London 1868.


Price Code B: £500 - £1000

Era: Victorian 1839 - 1901

Measurements: Width: 13mm, Weight: 6.1grams

Ring Size: R 1/2(UK), 9 (USA), 60 (EUR), this ring can be resized by our goldsmith at no extra cost (with some limitations due to the design).

Hallmarks: Stamped 9CT London, 1868, indistinct makers mark JR


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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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