The snake motif has been utilized in jewelry since the Ancients. Long considered as a symbol of royalty and wisdom, it has been documented that Cleopatra was famous for her snake jewelry. Later, the design was popularized during the Victorian Era when Prince Albert famously presented Queen Victoria with an engagement ring in the form of a snake. Representing eternal love, that ring caused a sensation, and snake jewelry has been a fashion statement ever since.
Finely crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, this antique French snake ring has a wonderfully detailed head, skin surface and wriggly little tail! If you've been in the market for a snake ring, this classic example will be sure to satisfy all of your slithering, snaky requirements!
Size (can be moderately resized): 6.5
Dimensions: 22mm from head to tail
Materials: 18 karat yellow gold
Marks: French Eagle stamp on outside of shank
Condition: Excellent Antique condition