Glorious and rare example of a triple stylised intertwined snake ring crafted around the turn of the century into the Art Nouveau period as seen by the interesting detail of the intertwined tails similar in fact to the caduceus carried by Hermes in Greek mythology.
Hand crafted from rich 14k rose gold and set, to each head, with and old European cut diamond of approx 0.05cts each and the sweetest faceted natural rubies for the eyes.
With traces of scales here and there which just add to the charm of this rare and wonderful ring.
“Snakes were highly symbolic in the Victorian era and in to later decades meaning infinite love. The three diamonds in this piece represent ‘past’, ‘present’ and ‘future”.
1.5cm x 1.5cm
1.0cm across shoulder width
0.5cm rear of band
Tests to around 14ct
Measures on a mandrel as approx Q (18.3mm)
Diameter measures at approx 19.1mm or R 1/2
The shape and width of the ring effect the sizing
Sizeable by competent jeweller
Lovely condition, silky smooth and comfortable to wear, no issues to note.