"Man Eater"

Vintage French 18K & Enamel Snake Ring

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  • Regular price $1,895.00

 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.

Crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, this voluptuous gal has beautiful, rather painterly, bright blue, green and red enameling throughout the body with black detailing and accents. As if in action, she has already curled around your finger, and is just beginning to form a figure eight with her generous body, where there is a suspicious bulge at her base, as though she has just enjoyed a rather delectable meal! 

Size (cannot be resized): 7-7.5

Weight: 9.8 grams

Materials: Gold, Enamel

Metal: 18K yellow gold

Marks: French hallmark on outside of shank

Condition: Excellent Vintage condition commensurate with age and wear