Edwardian 14kt Old European Cut Diamond Snake Ring 0.40ct
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 magnificent diamond snake ring from the Edwardian (ca1910) era! Crafted in 14kt yellow gold, this fabulous piece portrays a single snake, whose body and tail coil around the finger to form a dramatic and bold ring. The snake's body wraps around three times, finishing with the head curled downward towards the wavy tail at the front. A stunning old European Cut diamond adorns the top of the head, weighing approximately 0.40ct and exhibiting I/J color and VS clarity. The gorgeous stone catches the light beautifully with every turn and is perfectly contrasted by a fabulous criss-crossed etching that creates a scale-like appearance along the entire head and tail. The stacked band is smoothly polished at the back and stamped on the inside of the shank is a "14K" gold purity mark. A striking piece for any snake lover, it looks stunning when worn and would make an fantastic addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 9 but could re-sized. The coiled snake centerpiece measures about 1/2" tall and rests 1/8" above the finger when worn. The band measures about 7mm wide at the back.
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.