A fabulous vintage 24 karat yellow gold snake ring with a diamond in its head and ruby eyes. This ring is beautifully made, crafted with the utmost care, creating a snake that is fully rendered and textured. The scales of the snake with the vibrant yellow gold make this piece stand out. The ring is 24 karat gold, but the luminosity and warm glowing color of the gold gives it away. The ring was acid tested to be 24 karat, it also is very heavy, given the high content of gold.
It is a pleasure to wear around the finger, as the snake coils around turning its body to create an infinity symbol. This is a high relief snake, with a bead set old mine cut diamond at top, at approximately .17 of a carat and 3.5mm in size. The diamond is bright and lively with a high table, H in color and SL 1 in clarity. The two tiny wine red rubies make great eyes, and create a nice contrast to the yellow gold of the slivering snake.
The ring weighs 10.25 grams and it is a size 7. 25. Because the scale texture of this snake ring goes around the band all the way if you're looking to re-size the ring your best option would be beads if it needs to be smaller.
Beautiful flowing lines, this vintage ring is a perfect give of love. The snake symbol is often found in jewelry and dates back to the Ancient Greek era. It was made a very popular symbol for eternal love by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria in the mid 19th century. Because of its curling body and the knots it seems to create visually, the snake has come to represent faithful romantic love and friendship. A fantastic vintage item with a contemporary and classic look.