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Tiffany & Co Late-19th Century Diamond Ruby and Gold Serpent Ring

Documentation Signed
Period 19th Century
Materials Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold.
Creation Date 1890's
Description An American Late19th Century 18 karat gold serpent ring with diamond and rubies by Tiffany & Co. The ring has an old European-cut diamond with an approximate weight of .60 carat, and 2 round ruby eyes with an approximate total weight of .04 carat. 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."

Signed: "Tiffany & Co."

Dimensions: Size: 8-3/4; this ring can be sized.
Styles / Movements Art Nouveau, Fine Jewelry, Signed Pieces
Dealer Reference Number R-18495
Incollect Reference Number 260494
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