Victorian Sterling Silver Coiled 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.
A fantastic snake ring from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in sterling silver, this bold piece portrays a single slithering snake, whose body wraps three times around the finger to form a fabulous stacked band. Its smoothly polished head and tail flank the coiled body at the center, and two beaded accents represent each eye, adding a fantastic 3-dimensional element to the design. The snake's mouth is slightly open, and the tip of the tail points downwards, finishing the simple, yet eye-catching design. The surface of the ring reflects the light beautifully with every turn, and stamped inside of the shank is a "STR SILVER" purity mark. A wonderful piece for any snake lover, it would make an gorgeous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size scant 8, but could be resized. The width of the band at the front measures slightly more than 1/2" wide, and rests about 1/8" above the finger when worn. The band at the back measures 6mm wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting.