Victorian Sterling Labradorite + Garnet 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.
An unusual snake ring from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in sterling silver, this fabulous piece portrays a charming snake, whose body coils three times around the finger to form a wide, stacked band. Set within its head is a beautiful labradorite cabochon, which displays flashes of iridescent colors when turned in the light. Two delicate garnets represent each of the snake's eyes, their vivid deep red color contrasting beautifully with the labradorite stone! Lightly etched facial features depict the snake's nostrils and smiling mouth, adding the perfect finishing touches. A wonderful piece for any snake lover, it would make a fabulous statement accessory!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 7.5, but could be resized. The design measures 3/4" wide at the front (where the snake's head overlaps), and the stacked band measures about 3/8" wide at the back. The ring rests about 1/8" above the finger when worn.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting. The labradorite and garnet stones are intact and securely set. The ring displays signs of re-sizing in the back, however due to the location, it is not noticeable when worn.