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William 1V 18ct Gold Turquoise & Rose Diamond Snake Ring

601L
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A stylish 18ct gold snake ring set with a pear shaped turquoise in its head. It has two tiny rose diamonds for its eyes. It was made circa 1830-1840 and has the typical repoussé work on the gold around its head of that period, and a good wide shank. 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 Georgian and Victorian connotations between snakes and “Eternal love”. The use of the turquoise means “Forget me not” after the flower of the same name.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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A really good example of this type of snake ring

Date & Origin

Condition

Very Good,

Provenance

English

Materials

Gold Diamond Turquoise

Hallmarks

Unmarked, tested to 18ct gold

Measurements

Turquoise 8 mm by 7 mm

Current Size

UK O Free Resizing

Item Number

601L
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