The Antique Jewellery Company
Latest Finds What's Hot Expert Picks The Archive Sale Eras Collections
Contact Book Appointment
Wishlist Sign In
The Antique Jewellery Company
10% Off with CHERUB10 CHERUB10
Free Delivery, Returns & Sizing
The Antique Jewellery Company Experts since 1975Read Our Story
The Antique Jewellery Company

Edwardian 18ct Gold Double Snake Ring set with Diamonds & a Sapphire

234T
Rare Find 360 Admirers
Written by Olly Gerrish

An impressive 18ct gold ring that is in the form of two entwined snakes. One snake has been set with a sapphire in it’s head, the other with an old mine cut diamond.  Each snake has small diamond set eyes.  Snake jewellery has always been sought after as it has a lovely meaning.  Many examples of Victorian snake rings feature two snakes intertwined, suggesting that these pieces were intended as tokens of love and affection. This style would have been worn by both men and women. Snakes featured heavily in the myths of ancient Greece and Rome. They were reviled for their ability to shed their skin, meaning that they were seen as a symbol of regeneration and rebirth. This association with regeneration and fertility suggests links to the Victorian connotations between snakes and eternal love. This ring is a lovely example and can be worn on a daily basis.

Ollys Pick

A good example of a snake ring that is large enough to be worn by a man.

Add to Wishlist
Item Number
234T
Measurements
Width across top of ring 9mm
Sapphire approx total weight 0.15 carats
Diamonds approx total weight 0.19 carats
Date & Origin
Provenance
English
Condition
Very Good
Discovered
10 months ago

Join over 5,000 couples worldwide who have bought their engagement ring with us

Sustainable Luxury

The Responsible Choice

Buying antique jewellery is both ethical and eco-friendly as harmful and destructive mining processes are not needed to make an item yours. So give yourself a pat on the back!

Find Out More
Sustainable Luxury
AJC Guarantee
Our Guarantee

Our Guarantee

We always stand by our five core principals:
Quality, Rarity, Expertise, Peace of Mind and Personal Touch

Find Out More
AJC Brides 1 AJC Brides 2 AJC Brides 3 AJC Brides 4 AJC Brides 5 AJC Brides 6
Engagement Rings

The #1 for Antique Engagement Rings

Google Ratings
4.9 Out of 413 Reviews
Antique Aquamarine Ring

Best antique jewellers in London. So helpful, honest and friendly. And have amazing stock!

Toby Wafta
Antique Art Deco ring

Buying an engagement ring isn't an easy experience but the team not only made the process pain free, they also helped me pick the perfect ring. Friendly, knowledgeable and with a great selection of antique rings. Would highly recommend

Jack McCombe
Antique Emerald Cluster Ring

Excellent service and managed to supply exactly the ring I was looking for after weeks of search elsewhere.

Christopher Darlow
Antique Ruby Ring

Highly recommend. So excited to give this engagement ring a new divfe to divve

Francheska Palmer
Antique Five Stone Ring

Excellent experience from start to finish, I didn't have a clue what I was doing when looking at engagement rings but was very happy with my purchase. And it seemed to do the trick as she happily said yes :)

Matthew Carpenter
Antique Diamond Ring

The engagement ring we bought from the AJC was perfect, and the service provided was very friendly and attentive. I haven't got anything bad to say!

Jack Allen
Antique Emerald Ring

Service was unbeatable - worked to an extremely tight time scale and dedivvered without a hitch. The ring is perfect and I'm proud to see it on the hand of my fiancé. You guys have made us both very happy!

Oscar Barrett
Antique Gypsy Ring

Can't say enough about the amazing service we received. They have the most exquisite selection of jewellery and really take the time to help you decide. I would strongly recommend a visit.

Jane McNicholas
Antique Diamond Cluster Ring

Olly was so lovely and helpful, which is exactly what you need when you're buying an engagement ring.

Grant Zubritsky