SOLD Edwardian 9ct Gold Garnet Snake Ring
A wonderful ring from the Edwardian period, dated Birmingham 1905. The ring is made from 9ct gold and is two intertwined snakes with their heads crossing to meet at the top. The heads have beautifully faceted pear shaped red garnets set into them, which are lovely and large and show a real play of light. There is a very slight variation in colour between the two stones, though this only adds to the charm. The shoulders of the shank each have a little gold tail sitting between the split shank.
Snakes became popular in the Victorian period due to the fact that Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a snake ring as her engagement ring. The snake came to represent everlasting love and this ring is particularly romantic due to the double heads and the red gemstones.
Materials - 9ct Gold (hallmarked), Red Garnets
Age - Dated Birmingham 1905
Size - Snakes are 15mm across.
Ring size UK Tight O US Tight 7. It would be difficult to resize this ring.
Condition - Good. The garnets have a little wear to the facets. Shank is very slightly oval in shape.
Weight - 2.8g