Victorian English 18kt Pear & Rose Cut Diamond 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 very striking snake ring from the Victorian (ca1878) era! Made of 18kt yellow gold, this fabulous English piece is very substantial and portrays a single snake, whose body wraps around the wearer's finger to form a wide band. The snake's head holds a gorgeous Pear shaped diamond in the center, and two delicate Rose Cut diamonds represent its eyes. The body of the snake coils four times around the finger, the tip of its tail overlapping in the front. Stamped on the inside of the ring are several English hallmarks, including "EV," a crown and "18," an anchor (indicating Birmingham as the origin), and the letter "d," which dates the piece to 1878. A wonderful piece for any snake lover, it would look fantastic worn by a woman or man. It would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a large finger size of 9, but could possibly be resized slightly.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting, and all three diamonds are intact.