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Edwardian Garnet Snake Ring

A CHUNKY garnet teardrop is this wild snake's head. There's no face to speak of, but it doesn't matter because all the personality and kinetic energy is channeled into the elaborately engraved scales. They change throughout the length of the serpent's body, sometimes cross-hatched roughly, sometimes daintily engraved with diamond shapes. It truly looks like it's in motion.


  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), garnet cabochon

  • Age

    Birmingham hallmarks for 1901

  • Condition

    Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    7, resizing possible but nor recommended due to the patterned band; 10mm head, 3.5mm shank

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RelatedHistory Lesson

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

Serpents were the bodyguards of the ancient world.