Here we have outstanding yellow gold double snake ring. The centre of the piece boasts an expertly enamelled imitation of the forbidden fruit from the garden of Eden which is acting as the catalyst of the two open mouthed snakes. Each snake is set with an array of round brilliant cut diamonds at the body and a pear shaped stone at the head whilst their eyes have also been enamelled to match the red of the apple. This is a truly unique handcrafted piece which would make the perfect gift for anyone fascinated with serpents and their symbolism.
The snake ring peaked in popularity when Queen Victoria opted for a gold snake design set with rubies, diamonds, and an emerald for her engagement ring; a particularly unusual style. As time wore on, snake jewellery and other Ancient Egypt inspired pieces (such as insect jewellery) came into fashion due to influences on Britain from the excavation of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Condition: Used (Very Good) Weight: 13.5 grams Ring Size: K (50) Face Dimensions: 20mm x 20mm Diamond Weight: Approx. 0.36 carats Diamond Details: Colour: G-H Clarity: SI Tested As: 9ct Gold Period Of Manufacture: Modern Box: The Vintage Jeweller Gift Box