Antique Snake Ring with a Mine Cut Diamond & Burma Rubies, c. 1890, American
Antique serpent ring with a mine cut diamond mounted in his head and 2 small vivid red unheated Burma rubies as eyes. Rose gold and silver, this serpent or snake ring was probably made in America, circa 1890. The old mine cut diamond is estimated to weigh 0.15 cts., near colorless (I) and slightly included.
Serpent or snake jewelry has throughout the centuries always been a popular motif. The serpent symbolizes eternal love, fertility and the circle of life and regeneration. Our snake ring is a classic example in fine condition, a size 8.75 and can be resized. The weight is 7.5 grams.
Today, a preponderance of jewelry is machine made in large factories around the world with abundant and obvious suspensions as to its enduring qualities using not only inferior stones, but also man made stones and treated stones utilizing artificial substances. Alternatively, this serpent ring is unusual, handcrafted with fine natural stones, and a pleasure to look at - he even appears to be smiling.
Please note our model has a medium to large hand size.
All items sold are accompanied by a detailed Statement of Value by our gemologist, as well as all original gemological documentation, if specified in the listing. As always, we guarantee all pieces to be exactly as represented. Each piece of jewelry arrives in a gift-wrapped fine presentation box.
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