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Victorian Serpent Ring: A Symbolic Trio in Gold

An exquisite embodiment of Victorian symbolism, this circa 1890 ring features three intertwined snakes crafted from 18K yellow gold, a motif rich in historical and cultural significance. The serpents, symbols of wisdom and renewal, are meticulously adorned with a trio of precious stones: a diamond, a sapphire, and a ruby, each adding a touch of brilliance to this intricate design. This piece captures the late Victorian fascination with eclectic, meaningful designs, making it a profound statement of both style and substance.

Antique jewelry object group
ring with multiple or open shenk

Condition
very good condition
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Country of origin
unknown

Style
Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
See also: Victorian
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Style specifics
The Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period - Experts divide the reign of Queen Victoria, also called The Victorian era (1837-1901) into three periods of about twenty years each; The Romantic Victorian Period (1837 - 1860), The Grand Victorian Period (1860 - 1880), and the Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period (1880 - 1901).

We consider this to be of The Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period.

Jewelry of this period is changing back from heavy to more smaller, romantic pieces with often whimsical motifs. Jewelers using diamonds and bright gemstones in elaborated and fine feminine pieces.

Period
ca. 1890
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Source of inspiration
Mother Nature

Theme
Snakes and serpents - Snakes and serpents are one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols . Considerable overlap exists in the symbolic values that serpents represent in various cultures. Some such overlap is due to the common historical ancestry of contemporary symbols. Much of the overlap, however, is traceable to the common biological characteristics of snakes.

A lot can be said about snakes and serpents. They have been worshipped since the Dark Ages and are a powerful religious symbol with many different meanings, like death and resurrection, while they have also been associated with healing and rivergods and also denote fertility, wisdom and the ability to cure.

Material 18K
yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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Diamonds
One old brilliant cut diamond with an estimated weight of 0.19ct colour and clarity H/K, vs/si

All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Precious stones
One sapphire with an estimated weight of 0.15ct
One ruby with an estimated weight of 0.15ct

All color stone weights are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
It is a very common practice to treat gemstones to intensify their clarity or colour. The item in question has not been tested in this regard.

Birthstones
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April, ruby for July and sapphire for September.
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Hallmarks
No trace.
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Dimensions
band width top of ring 1,52 cm (0,60 inch)
see picture with a ruler in millimeters and inches

Weight
6,60 gram (4,24 dwt)

Ring size Continental EU: 58 & 18½ , Size USA: 8¼ , Size UK: Q

Resizing
Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Adin Reference Nº
24137-0077

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Victorian Serpent Ring: A Symbolic Trio in Gold
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