Double snake serpent Victorian ring with rose cut diamonds and rubies Victorian gold double snake ring. The design of the ring features two intertwined snakes, rendered in gold with a rose cut diamond on top of their heads and two rubies for eyes. This kind of snake rings were very popular in the Victorian period due to the fact that Queen Victoria was given such a ring by Albert as engagement ring.C 1890
Collecting antique jewellery: defining the styles that typified the eras
PAUL BRIANCON, Art Nouveau Snake Ring - Gold Enamel Emerald Diamond - French, c.1900 - "The snake is emblematic of the fin-de-siecle with its decadence and it embodies a cultural history going back to Antiquity with its varied symbolism relating to eternity, sexuality and danger. The serpent with its complex and ambiguous nature fascinated the Symbolists. "