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Victorian Coiled Snake Ring


Nineteenth century jewelry is known for it's more-is-more aesthetic, but as the 19th century drew to a close, tastes began to change and a cleaner and simpler style came into fashion. The heavy ornamentation that defined the Victorian look faded away, as did many of the sentimental themes. The snake, a popular motif in jewelry since the days of Ancient Rome, managed to make the cut and its slithery form can be seen in jewelry throughout the 20th century and into the present day. This coiled serpent ring, rendered minimally but with maximum presence, is made in 18k yellow gold and set with a single old European cut diamond.


  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), 2.2mm old European cut diamond

  • Age

    c. 1890

  • Condition

    Good - surface wear commensurate with age and use, shank has thinned significantly in the back; Chester hallmarks

  • Size

    11, can be resized; 6.5mm head, 4.9mm shank





please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Snakes:Fertility, Power, Wisdom, Renewal and Healing.

Serpents were the bodyguards of the ancient world.