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Georgian Snake Shouldered Pansy Ring


Blue five-petaled pansies in jewelry meant "think of me", but what did it mean when two snakes are balancing it on their noses? Honestly, I don't know. But they are cute - check out their nostrils!


  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), 5 pear-shaped turquoise cabochons, 1.5mm faceted ruby

  • Age

    c. 1820

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use; locket on the underside of the head is missing its lens but has retained the fitting (theoretically this glass could be replaced to make the locket useable)

  • Size

    6.75, can be resized but please note that resizing may disrupt the striated patten on the shank; 10.5mm head, 1.7mm shank

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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.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Pansies:Think of Me

Anthropomorphic, wild, and adorable, pansies were jubilantly translated into jewelry throughout the Victorian era.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Turquoise:Health, Luck and Friendship

A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb