Extra Wide Antique Diamond Snake Ring 9k Gold

Snakes. We mythologize them, worship them, loathe them, honor them, kill them, capture them, dream them, and fear them. The snake has been our grandfather, our victim, our enemy, our god. But he has never been a friend…. The theme of the serpent has wound itself into the very fabric of human culture. The snake has been at the center of religious cults, the climax of nightmare, the subject of art and literature, the psyche’s secret symbol. - from “Snakes in Myth, Magic, and History: the Story of a Human Obsession” by Diane Morgan.

Ms. Morgan said it so well, so I thought I’d just let her say it. In short, we’ve been fascinated and disgusted by snakes since the beginning of human history, and they’ve been part of our art all along, people have been making snake jewelry as long as they’ve been making jewelry.

This particular snake ring was made in 1910, in Chester, England. It’s a cheeky example, wide and glowing in smooth gold kissed with rose. The head of the snake is set with a bright, glowing old European cut diamond, 3mm in diameter. This triple coiled snake measures 12.2 mm north to south and 20 mm across, it sits 4 mm off the finger and narrows just a bit at the back to 9.9 mm. This ring is fully hallmarked with the marks for Chester, the ‘9’ and ‘.375’ for 9 karat gold and the letter date for 1910, it also has the makers mark of T&S. This size 8.25 ring weighs 8.5 grams.

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ITEM ID: RGA23871VA



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