Edwardian 18kt Diamond Wide 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 gorgeous and striking snake ring from the Edwardian (ca1917) era! Crafted in 18kt yellow gold, this fabulous piece portrays a single snake, whose body wraps around the finger multiple times to form a bold, wide band. A gorgeous old Cushion Cut diamond adorns the snake's head, and two subtle gold beads represent its eyes. The body of the snake coils four times around the finger and the head overlaps at the front, creating a striking 3-dimensional design. Stamped inside of the shank are several hallmarks, including the date letter "R," indicating the piece was hallmarked in 1917. There is an additional "18" stamped on the reverse side of the snake's head. A beautiful piece for any snake lover, it would look fantastic worn every day and make a wonderful addition to any collection.
Measurements: The ring has a large finger size of 8.25, but could be resized slightly if desired. The band measures 8mm wide at the back and 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 gold setting. The diamond is intact and securely set.