Emerald and Diamond Snake Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold
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An eye catching 18ct yellow gold coiled snake ring set with an oval cabochon emerald in the head and 41 grain set round brilliant cut diamonds to the body. The snake coils around the finger four times and gives an effect of alternating plain gold and diamond set bands.
Currently a UK finger size I (USA size 4).
Emerald estimated to weigh approximately 0.60cts. Diamonds total carat weight estimated to weigh approximately 0.40-0.50cts. Gross weight12.74 grams.
In Greek Mythology snake rings were worn in honour of the Greek healing god Asclepius who was struck down by Zeus fearing Asclepius would transform all of mankind into immortals with his healing powers. In the 19th Century the snake or serpent ring was very popular with ladies who found the style enticingly pleasing.
In 1840 Prince Albert designed a snake ring for Queen Victoria, two snakes wrapped round the finger in an enchanting symbol of eternal love.The Ouroboros (the serpent eating its own tale) is a common symbol for both time and eternity. It, like the circle, represents wholeness and perfection because it has no end.
Valuation and gift wrapping: We are delighted to provide a valuation certificate containing a detailed description and photograph of the item. If you order online the item will arrive presented in a gorgeous red box which is luxuriously lined in black or cream velvet. We are happy to gift wrap them if required and can include a gift card. They are then packaged in an outer gold box with ribbon.
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