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Victorian Coiled Snakes & Bloodstone Signet Ring

This rings hallmarks tell us it was made in 1878 in Birmingham, a hub of jewelry production and innovation in the Victorian era. The city supported over 700 workshops at that time which produced a LOT of on-trend accessories to the English middle and upper classes. Two serpents encircle a bloodstone oval; they have wonderfully carved scales and their heads are softly rubbed from years of loving wear.


  • Materials

    15k gold (marked), 9.3mm x 8.1mm bloodstone

  • Age

    Birmingham hallmarks for 1878

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    7.25, can be resized; 1.4cm head, 3.6mm shank

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RelatedHistory Lesson

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

Serpents were the bodyguards of the ancient world.