Antique Gold Diamond Snake Ring

Snake symbolism is as old and romantic as time. Some cultures see the snake as the concept of good and evil or fertility and rebirth. Egyptians believed serpents represented royalty and deity. The Romans, just as Queen Victoria, saw the snake as a symbol of everlasting love. Prince Albert presented Queen Victoria with her emerald set snake engagement ring in 1840. Soon thereafter, jewelry designers followed suit and snake motifs were found in rings, brooches, necklaces, earrings and more. Snake jewelry continues to represent wisdom, eternity, and love. 

This antique gold and diamond snake ring is Edwardian and was handcrafted in Birmingham, England, in 1919. An Old European cut diamond sits on the snake’s forehead and it measures 3.7 mm in diameter and 2.4 mm in depth. The sparkling diamond weighs approximately .21 carats. The 18 karat gold snake wraps around itself three times on a size 8 band. This ring weighs 5.9 grams. The ring face measures 14 x 16 x 4 mm and the band width is 7 mm at the back. It has been fully hallmarked and bears the crown mark for England, the gold purity mark, “18”, the anchor for Birmingham, the date letter, “u”, and the maker’s mark, “H.W.Ld”. 

It’s a classic design with an Edwardian twist, dashed with symbolism, and rich with history.  

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