This sublime antique snake ring is a wonderful example of Victorian jewellery. It's been lovingly crafted from rich 18ct Yellow Gold and features a sizable Old cut Diamond head that sparkles beautifully.
The ring is hallmarked 1857 and the craftsmanship is second to none. The 18ct Gold is a buttery yellow colour and highly polished, with an alluring serpentine movement. It looks beautiful day or night and is sure to be the envy of all your friends! The snake has two subtle indentations as eyes which make for a friendly, endearing face you can't help but fall in love with.
This charming character is not only lovable, but precious and increasingly collectible. It's a fantastic piece of history you can wear today- to be treasured always.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901)
MEASUREMENTS/RING SIZE: UK Size R / US Size 8.5
Resizing available on request - just send us a message to enquire!
The ring measures approximately 12mm at its widest point near the snake's head, and 6mm at the back.
The Diamond measures approximately 4 x 4mm.
(Please be aware the old cut shape and setting of the Diamond prevents accurate colour, clarity & carat weight assessment)
MATERIALS: Diamond, 18ct Yellow Gold
HALLMARKS: "HEC" (obscured), Date letter "I"- 1857. There is no assay mark present but from the date letter the ring is of English provenance..
This ring is in beautiful condition. The Gold is pristine, completely free from scratches or scuffs and has the most gorgeous warm yellow glow and the Diamond is bright and extremely sparkly. We believe that at some point the back of the band has been altered (possibly as part of a resizing) since some original hallmarks are no longer present. The work has been clearly been carried out very carefully though as it's almost impossible to notice, especially when the ring is being worn. All in all a marvellous piece of Victorian craftsmanship and just as lovely today as it ever was!
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We deliver all jewellery by courier with full tracking and insurance for your peace of mind. This item comes beautifully presented in a branded Lillicoco box and is securely padded and protected during transit.Please message us or call +44 (0)117 925 4798 for more information.