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Early Victorian Sardonyx Dancing Nymph & Snakes Ring

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An unusual early Victorian ring, circa 1830-1840. It has a carved sardonyx – a banded onyx cut through the white band to form the dancing figure. There are two snakes symbolising “Eternal”, so the dancing is forever.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Date & OriginVictorian (1839-1901), English
ConditionVery good
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to 15ct gold
ProvenanceEnglish