SOLD Victorian 9ct Gold Sapphire Ouroboros Ring
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.
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