Victorian Single Diamond Head Snake Ring

When Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a snake ring as an engagement ring, he set off a new love for an ancient motif. For centuries, the symbol of a serpent stood for wisdom, rebirth, and fertility. The Queen, unknowingly, renewed the meaning of a snake to embody eternal love, as she held this ring very dear to her heart. Prince Albert was ever the romantic, continually gifting his beloved with meaningful jewelry that she wore with love and pride long after his death.

This perfect Victorian snake ring holds three glittering white diamonds on his head, two mark the eyes, and the largest, an Old European cut diamond, decorates the forehead. This diamond measures 4 x 3.1 mm and weighs approximately .35 carats. This symbolic serpent was handcrafted in Birmingham, England, in 1886 and is hallmarked as such, with the date letter, ‘m’, the crown, and the anchor. This ring also bears a maker’s mark that reads, ‘CBB’. There is another mark which says, ‘1234’. This ring is a size 8.25 US and could be re-sized, somewhat, upon request. It weighs 9 grams and has a bandwidth of 7.2 mm.

This cheeky snake would make a fantastic, unusual, and extremely sentimental engagement ring.

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Item ID: RG0317054V




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