LARTER Art Deco 14kt Mine Cut Diamond & Ruby 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 very striking snake ring from the Art Deco (ca1930) era is a signed piece by Larter & Sons! Made of 14kt yellow gold, this fabulous piece is rather substantial and portrays a single snake, whose tail and body wraps around the wearer's finger to form a wavy band. The snake's head and tail interlock at the very top, creating a 3-dimensional knot as the centerpiece. Engraved details cover the surface of the ring, depicting textured scales. Two delicate rubies represent each of the snake's eyes, and a single mine cut diamond is set within the top of its head, providing a lovely sparkle! Completing the design is an open-parted mouth that reveals teeth and fangs. Stamped on the inside of the shank is "14K" beside the Larter & Son's signature hallmark. Perfect for any snake lover, this stylish ring would make a special accessory!
Measurements: The ring has a large finger size of 9, but could possibly be resized slightly. The centerpiece measures 5/8" wide and rests approximately 3/8" above the finger when worn. The back of the band measures 3mm wide. The total pennyweight of the ring is 10 dwt (15.5 grams).
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting, and the diamond and rubies are intact and securely set,