This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

A beautiful 9ct gold Edwardian diamond set snake ring with a triple coilled snake realistically modelled with old-cut diamonds set to the head and small ruby eyes. 

The ouroboros, a circular depiction of a snake swallowing its own tail is a symbol of eternity.

Snake rings became popular after Queen Victoria was presented with a continuous snake ring as her engagement ring from Price Albert.

Her ring, which signified everlasting love for eternity, had an emerald, her birthstone, centered in its head. This set a trend throughout England to wear a snake as a symbol of love worn by both women and men.

The ring is low set to the finger and is fully hallmarked for a Birmingham maker with realistic engraved details to the mouth.

Price Code C: £1000 - £2500

Era: Edwardian 1901 - 1920

Measurements: Ring is 10.7 mm in width at widest point, 7.1 grams in weight

Ring Size: R (UK) 8 3/4 (US) 59 (EUR) This ring can be resized by our goldsmith but with some limitations due to the design.

Hallmarks: Stamped Birmingham 9ct 1912, E&W makers mark

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