Erica Weiner

Two-Headed Snake Ring

"1909" is a new collection of jewelry, inspired by antiques and handmade in NYC.  Please allow us 4-6 weeks to build and deliver your piece to you.

The popularity of serpent jewelry is frequently credited to the Victorians—Prince Albert famously proposed to his Queen with a snake ring that held an emerald in the head.  However, centuries before Victorian England embraced the motif as a symbol of eternal love, the serpent was worshiped as a deity, vilified as an envoy of evil, and revered as a protector of the peaceful.  The appeal of this spiralling ring lies in the mutability of its meaning and the beauty of its construction: each of the two heads on the coiled gold serpent is decorated with exquisitely lifelike engraving and set with tiny glittering diamonds as eyes.  Based on an English-made ring from 1860.