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Heritage Jewellery Co

Antique Old Cut Diamond and Ruby Snake Ring

Antique Old Cut Diamond and Ruby Snake Ring

Regular price £1,195.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £1,195.00 GBP
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Snake rings have always been popular - from ancient times to today.  in the 19th Century in particular, they captured the imagination of goldsmiths and jewellers particularly after Queen Victoria's engagement ring to Prince Albert was purportedly a snake ring.  

There are many designs of snake ring but perhaps the most sought after form is that of the Ouroboros - a serpent devouring its own tail - which represents the never-ending cycle of life from birth, death and rebirth but which has also come to mean never-ending love.

The term Ouroboros comes from the Ancient Greek for tail (oura) and eating (boros).

This is a fine example of an Ouroboros snake ring set with three beautiful old cut diamonds along the head of the ring (weighing approximately 0.25ct in total) and two old cut ruby eyes.  The band is not hallmarked, as is often the case in old pieces, but has been carefully tested and tests as high carat (approximately 18ct) gold.  It is a truly astonishing piece.

Size: P 1/2 (UK) / 8 (US)
Weight: 5.5g


This piece has been specifically selected by us, for you. We choose vintage and antique items which we think are beautiful, elegant and classic at a range of price points between £30 and £3,000.

Generally, this means we only ever have one of each piece. We don’t select pieces which are “mass market” but rather items which are more individual. This means that once an item has been purchased, it really has gone.

Each piece comes in an attractive jewellery presentation box.

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