Wonderful 9 karat gold band with embossed rings create the illusion of a snake. An engravied tail and completely formed head wtih an embedded diamond and ruby eyes complete the snake. Measuring 1/2" wide including the head and 1/4" wide at the back, it is a lovely medium width.
Snake jewerly became popular during the Victorian period due to the ring Prince Albert used to propose to Queen Victoria. This snake ring had an emerald head much like this one with its diamond. Snakes came to symbolize eternal love and could be found in rings, brooches, and necklaces.
This snake gold band is silky to the touch and is comfortable to wear. An American size 6.5 to 7 and could easily be sized. Due to its medium width, it could easily add personality to your daily jewelry routine.
Excellent condition with no dents, dings, or issues. 9 karat gold is more substantial than high karat gold so it has more weability.
Snakes are often considered to be the "Holy Grail" of Victorian jewelry, and this is certainly a fabulous example due to its simple beauty and perfect width.
Victorian jewelry originated in England with the period from 1861-1885 known as The Grand Period. We specialize mostly in jewelry from this era. It is bolder in construction as this time frame saw women’s roles transitioning. A switch from dainty to bold construction was demanded due to women becoming more prevalent in business and demanding the right to vote. This move to a bolder look and increased demand was also attributed to the middle class having more access to higher paying jobs and being able to emulate the wealthy. Jewelry was used as a sign of a woman’s wealth and place in society; thus, the more jewelry a woman wore, the wealthier she appeared.
9kt gold became all the rage during this time as it was more affordable for the upper middle class, and it allowed them to denote their rising status in society. The vast majority of gold jewelry found during this period is of this karat content. Earrings, bangles, and chains were now being worn during the day and were no longer reserved for evening. Women of this period were no different than women today; each enjoyed her own style and her pieces were special and significant to her. Her personality emanated from her jewelry.Dimensions:
Excellent condition with no major dents or dings. Stones are original and in proper order.Web ID:
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