Victorian snake ruby ring

Late 19th century ring featuring a snake coiling around the finger with a ruby on its head.


Victorian snake ruby ring made of yellow 18 karats gold. Twisted snake with a ruby on its head, wrapped twice around the finger. The snake’s head, set with a round and pink ruby, and delicately chiseled with patterns, comes to rest on the 2 rows formed by its tail. The snake has been a popular motif in jewelry since ancient Greek and Roman times, it was considered a guardian spirit and a symbol of eternal life.

Symbol of eternal love, the snake was a popular engagement ring in the North of France and also in Normandy during the 19th Century.

French work from the end of the 19th century.

Eagle’s head hallmark. Illegible silversmith’s mark.

Finger size : 59 UE or 8.75 US (small adjustement possible, contact us)

Estimated ruby’s weight : 0.13 carat

Weight: 6.5 gr

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Victorian snake ruby ring