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Victorian Snake Ring Garnet Eyes Three Dimensional Gold Antique, circa 1860

$3,500

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A rare and wonderful antique Victorian Snake Ring with two Bohemian Garnet Eyes in 10 Karat Gold. The stunning fully modeled three dimensional snake is depicted coiled around itself and raising its glorious head. The wonderful head has an open mouth which I just love. The eyes are beautiful round Garnet cabochons. The face of the snake has fantastic engraved details and the engraving continues to create the scales of the snake's body. The gold is a beautiful warm 10 Karat Gold. The design work on the snake ring is dramatic and very special. The snake's open mouth creates a magical nature inspired jewel. It is extremely rare to find these early snake jewels and we are so excited when we do! And snake jewelry is all the rage today. The snake motif has been in use since antiquity. Eternal love, protection and perpetual regeneration are just a few of the myriad of meanings attributed to the snake. Queen Victoria chose a snake ring to mark her engagement to Albert. Consequently, the snake became a popular Victorian romantic image used quite frequently in jewelry. It has come to symbolize sexuality, rebirth, wisdom and love. The snake dates to the Victorian period, circa 1860. The ring shank is most likely a later addition. The snake is 20mm (7/8 inch) tall, and 18mm (3/4 inch) wide. The ring sits 6mm above the finger. The ring is currently a size 5 US (J 1/2 UK) and can be easily resized if desired The ring is 10 Karat Gold. The ring weighs 3.1 grams.

Details

  • Metal
  • Stone
  • Stone Cut
  • Weight
    3.1 g
  • Dimensions
    Height: .9 in. (22.86 mm)Width: .7 in. (17.78 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    Unknown
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1840-1890
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: The ring shank may be a later addition. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1476210883382

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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