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Hallmarked 1895 18K Coiled Snake Ring w Diamond head


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Jewelry: Pre 1900: Item # 1452892
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
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P.O. Box 4684
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
tel. 410-435-3738

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 $4,500.00 
This coiled snake ring has it all; style, provenance, and a great look. Hallmarked Chester for the year 1895, the ring coils around three times and has a diamond studded head and is further embellished with gold eyes. The ring fits sizes 6.75 to a 7.25 and with its 3 + coils completely wraps the finger above the knuckle. The serpent symbolism dates from ancient times and was a hugely popular Victorian motif owing to Queen Victoria who popularized snake rings when she received a snake ring as her wedding ring from her beloved Prince Albert.