Victorian 18kt Rose Gold & Diamond Intaglio Snake Ring
A signet ring can be represented with a smooth seal or an intaglio, which is created by carving below the surface of a stone or metal. Its purpose would have been to seal the wax of a letter or note. 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 intaglio snake ring from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Made of vibrant 18kt rose gold, the design features a single snake that wraps around a carved intaglio center. The snake has very subtle texture at the head and neck to represent scales, otherwise the ring is smooth. Set in the center of the snake's head is a sparkling diamond, which looks fantastic against the rose gold setting. The intaglio design is comprised of two interlocking letters that represent a set of initials in a Victorian script. Stamped inside the shank is "18ct" and the letters "WB." This fabulous ring is perfect for any snake lover and could be worn by a woman or man. A bold and attractive piece, it would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a large finger size of 9.25 but could be re-sized if desired. The width of the ring graduates in size from 5/8" at the front and 3/16" at the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the rose gold setting and the diamond is intact.