Victorian Persian Turquoise Snake Globe Ring Moonstone Gold Antique Rare
AN EXQUISITE 19th CENTURY VICTORIAN BELLE EPOQUE SNAKE RING OF EXTRAORDINARY DESIGN WITH A SERPENT CIRCLING THE GLOBE OR AN EGG -WHICH IS A MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF NATURAL MOONSTONE OR WHITE AGATE. THE OPEN MOUTH SNAKE IS SET WITH LOVELY PERSIAN TURQUOISE CABOCHONS - IN 9K GOLD AND DATING TO C1860. Victorian Persian Turquoise Snake Globe Ring Moonstone Gold Antique Rare. This is a very rare, special and early Victorian snake ring. The ring depicts a snake who has curled around a globe or an egg. The globe is a stunning natural mined moonstone or white agate. Such a special and rare piece - I love it!!! And the combination of a snake and turquoise - all the rage!!! Look at the photos of Turquoise jewelry I have included from Veranda with the prices as well as the photo of Naomi Watts from the Golden Globes with her snake necklace! The snake motif has been in use since antiquity. Eternal love, protection and perpetual regeneration are just a few of the myriad of meanings attributed to the snake. Queen Victoria chose a snake ring to mark her engagement to Albert. Consequently, the snake became a popular Victorian romantic image used quite frequently in jewelry. The ring is in excellent condition. The snake and globe dates to the Victorian period, circa 1880.
The ring shank is a later addition. The globe is 13mm (1/2 inch) wide and 12mm tall. The ring is currently a size 6 US (L 1/2 UK) and can be easily resized if desired The ring is 9 Karat Gold. The ring weighs 3.2 grams.
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Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "Victorian Persian Turquoise Snake Globe Ring Moonstone Gold Antique Rare" is in sale since Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Rings". The seller is "annakristifigs" and is located in West Hollywood, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Metal: Gold
- Metal Purity: 9k
- Main Stone: Turquoise
- Ring Size: 6