Victorian Rose Gold Double Snake Ring c.1868
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: S1/2 (UK) 9 1/2 (US) 61 (EUR) This ring can be resized by our goldsmith but with limitations due to the design
Hallmarks: Stamped 9CT London, 1868, indistinct makers mark JR