Antique Victorian Diamond Snake Ring Dated 1899


A grand antique Victorian serpent ring from the late 19th century depicting two coiled snakes with three old mine cut diamonds running down each head (approx. 0.46ct total). The diamonds are exceptionally bright and full of life with SI1 clarity – H colour. 

Serpent jewellery was popular in the Victorian era, after Prince Albert gifted the young queen Victoria with a serpent ring during their courtship. Two entwined snakes came to symbolise an enduring love and friendship. 

The ring is modelled entirely in solid 18ct gold and is fully hallmarked and dated Birmingham, 1899 inside the shank. 

We recommend you insure for £2,700. We can provide a written Valuation on completion of the sale. 

WEIGHT: 9.9 grams

MEASURES: Size S ½ (UK), 9 ½ (US) - Can be sized, we offer this service for free, it takes approx. 1-2 weeks to complete. 

FACE MEASURES: Height 16mm x Width 16mm x Depth 3mm 

METAL: 18ct Gold (Stamped) 

STONES: Diamonds (approx. 0.46ct) 

CLARITY: SI 1 – H colour 

AGE: Victorian. (Dated 1899)

ORIGIN: Birmingham, United Kingdom 

MARKS: Birmingham hallmarks, 18ct stamp, Maker’s initials (C.Y.Bs) 

CONDITION: Excellent 


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