Erica Weiner

Two-Headed Snake Ring

"1909" is a new collection of jewelry, inspired by antiques and handmade in NYC.  We make each ring to order, which takes between 4-6 weeks.  In our stores, we usually stock rings in a size 6, which ship immediately.  If you're in a hurry and can't wait 4-6 weeks, email sales@ericaweiner.com.  We may be able to re-size one of our sample rings for an additional fee and speed things up.  

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.