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1920s Double Snake Ring
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The ancient Egyptians used the serpent's image to denote royalty; the Romans used it as representation of everlasting love; and Hindus regard it as a symbol of desire. In somewhat more recent history, Prince Albert proposed to Queen Victoria with a snake ring set with an emerald. The queen set the bar for fashion in this period and, owing largely to Victoria's ring, serpent-themed jewelry was incredibly popular throughout the 19th century and well into the 20th (truth be told, it wasn't altogether uncommon in the 18th century either). This twin snake ring is fashioned in gold and dates to 1920s. The pair of serpents - each crowned with a flinty single cut diamond - symbolize the eternal love between two people.

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  • Materials

    14k gold (marked), 2 2.5mm single cut diamonds

  • Age

    c. 1920

  • Condition

    Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    8, can be resized; 3/4" x 1/2" head, 1/8" shank

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Snakes:Fertility, Power, Wisdom, Renewal and Healing.

Serpents were the bodyguards of the ancient world.