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$ 12,500

Antique Diamond and Gold Double Serpent Ring

Period 19th Century
Materials 18k Gold, Diamond.
Creation Date 1890's
Description An Antique 18 karat gold, double serpent ring with diamonds. The ring has a 2 old European-cut pear diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat, and 4 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .04 carat. The ring is designed in a double serpent motif. Serpents and their symbolism are discussed in The Triumph of Love Jewellery 1530-1930, by Geoffrey C. Munn, Thames and Hudson, 1993,. "...this ancient symbol stressed the metaphor of eternal love. All kinds of snake jewels were popular gifts in the nineteenth century, not least because they carried this covert yet fundamental message to the recipient." Discussed in The Triumph of Love Jewellery 1530-1930, by Geoffrey Munn, Thames & Hudson, 1993.

Dimensions: Ring size 11-1/4; this ring can be sized.
Gemstones Diamond
Metals Gold
Styles / Movements Fine Jewelry
Dealer Reference Number R-18608
Incollect Reference Number 326685
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