This diamond snake ring is studded with graduated winding lines of old mine cut diamonds: .76ctw in all. The hallmarks inside tell us it was made in London in 1888: the same year of the Whitechapel murders, and the same year the board game "Snakes and Ladders" was introduced from India. (That's "chutes and ladders" to us Americans.) Chunky 18k gold, exceptional design, nice old stones. Basically your dream snake. Suitable for a man or a woman.