Victorian Sterling Silver Diamond Double Snake Ring
The snake has been a powerful image since the Victorian era and continues to be popular even in modern jewelry. It has been an inspiration for jewelry design for ages, often used to symbolize eternity, everlasting love, life and protection.
This fabulous double snake ring from the Victorian (ca1880) era is a very stylish piece! Crafted in sterling silver, the design features two intertwined snakes that have a 3-dimensional look. The snakes' bodies act as the band of the ring, and their heads meet at the center, adding to the visual beauty and detail of the ring. Delicate diamonds represent their eyes, and an engraved groove forms a slightly open mouth. The shank has several English hallmarks including "W B", a lion, an anchor (indicating that the piece was assayed in Birmingham) and a lower case letter "f" (indicating that it was hallmarked in 1880). Due to the more modern cut of the stones, it appears that the diamonds may have been added after its original production date, however, the addition adds a wonderful and unique accent to the ring. A wonderful everyday piece, this attractive ring is perfect for any snake lover and would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 5.75 but could easily re-sized slightly if desired.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. There is surface wear to the sterling setting, however, this could easily be polished if desired. Besides normal surface wear, there is no additional damage to the sterling setting and all four diamonds are intact.