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Antique double coiled snake ring, 9ct gold, heavy, Ruby

Antique double coiled snake ring, 9ct gold, heavy, Ruby

Regular price £1,349.00 GBP
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You can't help but be charmed by this impeccable antique, mid Victorian Ruby snake ring.

Coils of rich yellow gold form the body of these handsome intertwined snake friend, the heads are modelled at the face of the ring with the snakes both having ruby set eyes.

The snakes are very detailed and have a lovely engraved design with a happy expression.

This is a substantial piece, exceptionally well made with a significant weight a lovely chunky piece.

The snake ring was catapulted into popularity when Queen Victoria received a snake ring from her beloved Albert, they were popular tokens of love and snakes in the Victorian era symbolised eternal love.

Snakes were of course used in jewellery much earlier than the Victorian era though with the ancient Egyptian's believing they had the power to cure and heal.

Marks and era
No marks, tests as 9ct gold, c1870s, Victorian era

Good used condition overall, signs of use and wear commensurate with age, light surface wear, ruby chips show wear and nibbles.

Ring face Approx 16.7mm length, 9.9mm band width.

Total weight: 14.37g.

UK/AU ring size X
US ring size 11⅝
EU / MM ring size 66.54

Gemstone weights are estimated in setting unless otherwise stated and are approximate, to be used as a guide.

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