An extremely special 18ct French diamond and gold snake, coiling not once, not twice, but three times around the finger (plus a bonus tail coil ✨)
Snakes often appear in jewelry to revive the art of ancient civilizations, recalling the eternal cycle of love, represented as the ouroboros- and sometimes, we find their more sensual meaning as árbitros of fertility. In this ring, charged, passionate, bezel set rubies seem to help this particularly vivacious example, take his fiery job very seriously.
Materials and Features: 18ct gold, Ruby
Age/Origin: French, hallmarked, first half of 20th c
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. Overall superb.
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