Delicate Garnet Snake Ring 1988
Delicate Garnet Snake Ring 1988
Delicate Garnet Snake Ring 1988
Delicate Garnet Snake Ring 1988
Delicate Garnet Snake Ring 1988
Delicate Garnet Snake Ring 1988
Delicate Garnet Snake Ring 1988
Delicate Garnet Snake Ring 1988
Delicate Garnet Snake Ring 1988
Delicate Garnet Snake Ring 1988
Delicate Garnet Snake Ring 1988

Delicate Garnet Snake Ring 1988

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A dainty wisp of a thing, this mysterious little cutie is ready to slither around your finger! A rich garnet with beautiful red depths is the perfect complement to a yellow gold body, delicately decorated with a cross hatch of scales. Head and tail are perfectly balanced in what must be the snake equivalent to contrapposto, no?

Snakes were a favourite motif of the Victorian era, particularly after the queen started to sport a coiled snake ring in honour of her engagement to Prince Philip. Representing passion and everlasting love, they are also a good reminder of sloughing off that which no longer fits you, and of being adaptable and open to growth.

This little sweetie isn't the most intricately nor carefully made specimen - despite her age, she has very little wear, and in fact still bears some marks of her making: a parting line from the mold wasn't fully filed out after casting (on the straight band side of the stone), and the stone itself initially looks a little abraded, but under magnification appears to be slightly underpolished along one star facet. She's not perfect, but she's mighty charming!

Details:
• 9k yellow gold, with British hallmarks for Birmingham 1988 and a worn maker's mark
• Size 5.75 and can be resized
• Featuring one pear garnet approximately 5mm x 3mm
• Face of ring is 8.9mm at the widest, 8.7mm across (from head to tail), with a rise of 2.7mm at the highest and a band that is 1.5mm wide and 0.7mm thick
• 1.1g

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