Edwardian Platinum 18kt Diamond & Ruby 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.
A fabulous double snake ring from the Edwardian (ca1910) era! This stylish ring has a unique moving design comprised of two individual snake rings that are locked together at the front. Each snake has a matching design, one crafted in platinum, the other in vibrant 18kt yellow gold. Their bodies and tails act as the band, while the tips of their tails weave around each neck and intertwine where their heads meet, securing the two rings together. Both snakes have engraved eyes and smiling mouths, and a beautiful gemstone set in the center of the head. Adorning the gold snake is a sparkling old mine cut diamond, while the platinum snake's head holds a luscious ruby. The gemstones weigh approximately 10pts each and are micro prong set. This fantastic ring is perfect for any snake lover and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: Due to the unique double band design of the piece, the exact size is difficult to determine on the mandrel. The approximate finger size is 5.75, though the rings could possibly be resized slightly if desired. The overall pennyweight of the piece is 5.9 dwt.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the platinum and gold setting and both gemstones are intact.