A serpent ring with a dolphin-y face, which was a *thing* in the mid 19th century, a serene mouth, and two tiny rose cut diamond eyes which make the whole thing come alive. The rose cut pear shaped diamond is so perfect that I suspect it has been re-polished or recut, but that's not a big deal. Those coils! "58" is engraved inside, most likely for 1858.
15k gold (marked), 5.7mm x 4.3mm pear shaped rose cut diamond, 2 1mm rose cut diamonds
Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use; looks like the pear-shaped rose cut diamond has been polished or perhaps recut
7.5, can be resized; 1/2" width at the head, 1/4" shank
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1837 — 1901
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Serpents were the bodyguards of the ancient world.
In the 14th century, it was discovered that the only way to cut a diamond was with another diamond.