Victorian Era Love Knot Snake Ring with Diamond Set Pendant Hearts in 14k Gold
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An unusual Victorian-era figural ring, modeled in 14k gold, whose subject is a pair of snakes, bound together in a lovers' knot. These sweet old serpents are detailed with many small, deeply-textured scales. The tops of their heads are smooth. They have lovely, almond-shaped eyes and almost-smiling mouths. To gild the lily a little, each of these snakes carries a miniature heart in its mouth. These tiny hearts each feature a bezel-set, old mine cut diamond— the hearts are mounted on jump rings, so they jangle with movement. This ring is carved with a split shoulder, and its half round shank tapers toward the base. This is a rarity and it is seriously charming! The intention here was to symbolize love, commitment, and eternity (the Victorians were heavily invested in symbolism). For this reason, we think this would make a wonderful alternative engagement ring.
c. 1890 - 1900
US 7 1/2
This ring can be resized (down to US 5 3/4 and up to US 8 1/2). To add resizing to your order visit our services section.