Antique Victorian Snakes Wedding/Engagement Ring - Size 7
Throughout history, different civilizations have regarded the snake in many ways: for the Egyptians, it represented royalty and deity; for Hindus, the snake represented sexual passion and desire; the Romans interpreted the snake as a symbol of everlasting love.
The Victorian era popularized snake jewelry after Prince Albert proposed to Queen Victoria with the very first engagement ring, which was in the image of a snake with an emerald-set head. The snake was a symbol of eternal love, making Queen Victoria's betrothal ring the ultimate token of happily-ever-after. As it does today, the snake represented wisdom and eternity during this period and was a popular motif on rings, bracelets, brooches and necklaces.
This size 7 Victorian 9k gold ring features a deeply engraved pattern of snakes and pyramids or triangles. It is hallmarked for Birmingham, England 1876. The ring shows a previous sizing on the interior, so could be sized again by your jeweler. Wear it on its own or perfect for stacking.
* Weighs approx. 2g
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