SOLD Late Victorian 9ct Gold Double Snake Ring
An unassuming and interesting snake ring from the late Victorian period, c1900. The ring is made from 9ct gold and it has two snakes intertwined with two heads meeting at the top. Each head is set with a gemstone; a moonstone and a water opal. There would have originally been two moonstones here and a water opal has been added in its place. From a distance, the stones are actually a great match with a pretty glow from within. Adding some interest, however, is the opal that adds a sheen of blue every now and again when it catches the light in a certain way. I rather like this anomaly. The faces of the snakes have some lovely curves and this ring is perfect worn alone or as part of stack.
Materials - 9ct Gold (tested), Moonstone, Water Opal
Age - C1900
Size - The gemstones measure approx 3mm in diameter each. The top of the ring measures approx 10mm at its widest point
Ring size UK N US 6 1/2 Ideally, this ring would not be resized as the ridged design of the snakes' bodies follows around the shank
Condition - Good. A little ding at the base of one of the snake's heads. Noted for accuracy only.
Weight - 2.29g