SOLD Victorian 14kt Gold Rose Diamond Snake Ring
A gorgeous example of a Victorian snake ring, circa 1870. The ring is fairly heavy and is made from 14kt gold. It is an interestingly coiled snake and a change from the norm with its softer edges and etching all around the body. The etching shows some signs of wear, commensurate with age, and the snake has a lovely, fairly simplistic face. In the top of his head is a wonderful rose cut diamond. The facets to the top of the stone sparkle prettily and it measures approximately 4mm in diameter.
The snake was a popular motif in Victorian jewelry due to the fact that Prince Albert gave Queen Victorian a serpent ring as her engagement ring. It became known as a sign of everlasting love and continued to be popular throughout her entire reign.
Materials - 14kt Gold (hallmarked), Rose Diamond
Age - C1870s
Size - Snake is 16mm at its widest point, slimming down to 3.5mm at the back of the shank.
Ring size US 8 1/2 UK Q 3/4 This ring could be re-sized within reason.
Condition - Very good. As mentioned, some wear to the etching, commensurate with age
Weight - 8.7g