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Diamond Snake Ring

Diamond Snake Ring

Evocative of eternal love, the snake ring eclipsed the popular twinned heart and hands motif in the nineteenth century, largely due to Queen Victoria, who received a serpent engagement ring from her beloved and discerning Prince Albert. One very lucky Victorian doll (currently in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London) had her own serpent ring, a must-see for jewelry groupies.

Our fetching ring consists of entwined snakes adorned with old mined diamonds. Note their finely articulated heads and tiny open mouths. One snake has ruby eyes; the other has emerald eyes. The better to see you with, my dear. Two diamonds further embellish the gold shank.


Period: Victorian
Circa: 1840
Origin: England
Condition: Excellent
Materials: Diamonds, ruby, emerald and silver over gold
Dimensions: Size 7 US
Weight: 3.8 grams

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