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Sentimental Victorian Diamond Snake Ring

Sentimental Victorian Diamond Snake Ring

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The snake is one of the oldest motifs in jewelry history - from the ancient Egytian ouroboros to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's 1839 engagement, the snake was used to represent life and death, rebirth, passion, protection, and power. Victoria and Albert's choice of an emerald-set snake as an engagement ring set off a widespread surge in popularity that lasted through her reign, finding this beautifully modelled version circa 1893.

The sinewy body of the serpent has provided jewelry designers with great freedom of expression; iterations range from loose interpretations in form to hyperrealistic reptilia. This particular little cutie features a broad, coiling body, a smooth skin, rose cut eyes and a sparkling old European cut diamond at the crest of his little noggin.

Very good antique condition with minor wear in line with age and use, including evidence of past resizing. Inside engraved, "From Mother 1893".

Details:
• 18k yellow gold, stamped and tested
• Size 6 and do not recommend resizing
• One old European cut diamonds approximately 0.15ct, two rose cut diamonds
• Face of ring measures 8.8mm wide, with a rise of 4mm; back of band measures 4mm wide and 1mm thick
• 4.9g

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