Early Banded Agate And Double Shoulder Snake Ring In High Carat Gold, Maybe Roman
Wonderful early high carat gold ring with banded agate centre stone, the shoulders formed as two interwoven snakes, around a simple bi part shank.
The agate looks to be original but the setting has been tampered with.
I have been told this ring is Roman, but I'm not sure, its definitely not later than 18th century.
Face measures - 13.3mm x 16mm approx
Stone measures - 10mm x 7.9mm
Ring size - about a 6 and can be sized
Weighs - 5.4g
Gold - tests as at least 18 but not marked
condition - small chip to stone where someone has tried to remove it. Gold setting around agate has been disturbed. Shank is not circular.
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Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.
They were very popular during the Victorian era. Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a snake ring for her engagement to symbolise protection and eternal love.
Early Banded Agate And Double Shoulder Snake Ring In High Carat Gold
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