Victorian 15ct Gold & Diamond Snake Ring
A lovely 15ct gold snake ring with a diamond set in it’s head that was made circa 1880-1900. Many examples of Victorian snake rings feature snakes, suggesting that these pieces were intended as tokens of love and affection. This style would be 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. Furthermore, the common representation of the snake being the ouroboros (meaning a circular depiction of a snake swallowing its own tail) acts as a symbol of eternity. So a wonderful interpretation and special to wear.
|Date & Origin||Victorian (1839-1901), English|
|Measurements||Diamond 5 points|
|Current Size|| UK K |
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|Hallmarks||Unmarked, tested to 15ct gold|