SOLD Victorian 18ct Gold Diamond Head Snake Ring
A gorgeous snake ring from the Victorian period, c1880s. The ring is made from 18ct gold and is a lovely fine coil of gold that snakes around the finger. To the head is a little rose cut diamond set in a rub over setting. The snake coils up the finger and looks very elegant on the hand. There is a little etching to the head, though this has worn slightly, and the coiled body has a lovely smooth appearance. A lovely and tactile piece.
Materials - 18ct Gold (fully tested), Rose Diamond
Age - C1880s
Size - The fine coil is approx 1.5 - 2mm all the way around. The rose diamond is approx 2mm in diameter
Ring size UK O - P US Approx 7 - 7 1/2 This ring cannot be resized
Condition - Good. There is some wear commensurate with age and faint traces of gilding in the past. All metal has tested as 18ct. The setting to the diamond has been re-soldered sympathetically at some stage.
Weight - 3.63g