An Antique Victorian ring depicting a coiled serpents. The snake’s heads overlaps the coil at the front and is set with an estimated 0.25 carats of diamonds.
Serpent jewellery was popular in Victorian and Edwardian times, after Prince Albert gifted the young queen Victoria with a serpent ring during their courtship. Entwined snakes represent loyalty, friendship and eternal love.
The ring is crafted in 18ct Yellow Gold, weighs 5.2g and is complete with partial hallmarks for 18ct gold and is dated from the period 1880 to 1910.
Size: P in the UK or 7 3/4 USA – Can be sized – takes approximately one week.
FACE MEASURES: Width 15mm x Height 10mm x Depth 3mm
BAND WIDTH: 7mm at the back – 10 to 12mm at the front
METAL: 18ct Yellow Gold
STONES: Diamond 0.25cts Old Round and brilliant cuts.
AGE: Victorian. Dated 1900
ORIGIN: Chester, United Kingdom
MARKS: 18ct stamp, Chester hallmarks
CONDITION: Excellent – Evidence of the smallest diamond having been replaced at some point in his history.