Through Victorian era, people wanted to express their feelings through strong and powerful symbols. This ring is a typical example of this period : the snake, as a symbol of fidelity. Four intertwined stylized snakes or serpents enclose elegantly a shaped navette showcasing 9 red natural rubies, 4 genuine rose cut diamonds set in curvy lines.
A lot can be said about snakes and serpents. They have been worshipped since the Dark Ages and are a powerful religious symbol with many different meanings, like death and resurrection, while they have also been associated with healing and rivergods and also denote fertility, wisdom and the ability to cure.
The ring is entirely made of 18 high Carat yellow gold and a hallmark is visible in the inside band “18” indicating 18K gold. It weighs 3.70 grams. The lenght of the top measures 23.8 mm (0.94 inch). The US finger size is 10 and we are happy to resize it for free.
From our expert, this ring is dated around 1900 and the antique condition is excellent, there are no trace of wear nor defects even looking closely.