Like it or not, our human history and mythology is highly connected to the imagery and iconography of the serpent. Cleopatra wore golden snakes, Eve was notoriously taken in by one, the Buddhists say that Mucalinda, king of the snakes, guarded the Buddha while he sat in meditation, and the ancient Egyptians worshiped the snake goddess Wajet, who protected the pharaohs, while simultaneously fearing her son, Nehebkau, the two headed serpent who guarded the entrance to the underworld. The snake biting it's own tail has been used through the ages to represent the cyclic and infinite nature of all of life, and the motif is thought to have been inspired by the stars of the Milky Way. Snakes intertwined have long embodied the perfection and eternity of love.
This unusual and beautifully hand crafted ring is made up of not one or two, but four fantastic snakes curing their way around your finger. Each snakes head is set with a different gemstone, representing the four most precious of stones, diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald. I knew I had to have the rare and lovely thing the second that I first laid eyes on it. This ring is a size 8 and would be difficult (although not impossible) to re-size; it measures 15 mm north to south and weighs 4.2 grams. This ring is marked with ‘585’ indicating that it’s 14 karat gold. I’m not certain where it was made, but it likely dates to about 1890-1900, I found it in Belgium.
There is something very powerful about a man in a gold ring. Throw in a couple of snakes and that power speaks to yummy. (This ring would be equally beautiful and powerful on a woman, don’t get me wrong).
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