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Snake Ring Antique European

$4,000

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Snake rings became popular in the Victorian era and have never been more popular than they are today. Lockets and bracelets made of woven human hair were also popular in the Victorian era; today not so much. Which makes snake rings the very definition of classic style. This luxurious, beautiful 18K yellow gold antique ring was entirely hand-crafted in the late 19th century. The buttery golden serpent coils around, around and around itself, finally resting its head upon its tail. A sparkling old rose-cut diamond is set within the bead of the snake. There are worn marks on the interior of the shank -too worn to decipher. And there is a mark on the exterior of the shank indicating that it was imported into France and became "French" but had not been made there. Equally suitable for a man or a woman, this is a sleek and stylish incarnation of this timeless classic. The proportions are just right and the positioning of the snake's head and tail seem just exactly right. The diamond is a pear-shape which is a nice touch that mirrors the shape of the head. A very well-thought-out piece that was executed with skill and panache over a century ago. Currently a size 8 1/2, this ring could be resized by your local jeweler.

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