• SOLD Victorian 9ct Gold Sapphire Ouroboros Ring

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    A pretty and delicate ouroboros ring from the late Victorian period, c1900. The ring is made from 9ct gold and depicts a snake eating its own tail, the symbol of an ouroboros. Historically, ouroboros came to represent infinity or wholeness. This example has a lovely jovial face and has blue sapphires for eyes as well as a larger blue sapphire set into his head. The tail has a pretty point leading into the mouth and the shank is etched to represent a snakes skin. A fabulous ring for any gold stack.

    Details:

    Materials - 9ct Gold (tested), Blue Sapphires

    Age - C1900

    Size - Snake head measures approx 10mm by 5mm

            Ring size UK M 1/2  US 6 1/4  It would be difficult to resize this ring

    Condition - Good. Some of the etching is missing from the body around the bottom of the ring

    Weight - 2.13g