Antique 18k Diamond Snake Band Ring
Details: A stunning and bold late Victorian 18k snake ring. The snake is very minimal in design with a clean, classic look that almost feels modern. It wraps the finger three times and features five graduated European-cut diamonds. The ring sits low on the hand and works well alone or stacked. This ring is in very good condition.
Snakes have long been a strong religious and royal symbols since early Egyptian times. In the Victorian era, serpent motifs came to symbolize eternal love. Snake jewelry and rings in particular became extremely popular in the mid-1800's due to wide spread admiration for Queen Victoria's emerald-set snake engagement ring.
Measurements: The ring size is 7. The ring is just under 3/4" tall.
Origin: English, c. 1918. Hallmarks include a crown for England, a shield for Chester, England , 18 for 18k and a date letter for the year 1918.
Notes: If you'd like to have this ring sized, please indicate the size in the "Special Instructions" box at checkout and allow minimum 3 weeks for sizing and delivery. Depending on the work, extra timing or fees may be assessed and we will contact you. Once sized the ring is a final sale but repairs or adjustments can be made.