Here is a double serpent Victorian band. The two snakes knot each other as they wrap around around the finger. The tops of their heads are adorned with a rubies, sapphires and diamonds. The ring is very wide
Victorian symbolism was very rich and vivid and found in all fashions of life from architecture, to textiles and jewelry. The symbol of the snake for eternal love has been around for centuries and is a very important part of Victorian history.
Everyone should have a snake of their own.
Cut: Table & Rose Cuts (very old primitive hand cut diamonds)
Weight: 4 = 0.0.8 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 2 - 2.2 mm
Cut: Oval Cabochon & Round Faceted
Weight: 1 = 0.70 cts estimated weight
Color: Medium to Light Blue
Clarity: eye clean
Measurements: 5.3 x 4.3 x 2.76 mm / 2 @ 2.1 - 2 mm
Cut: Oval and Round Cabochon
Weight: 1 = 0.72 cts estimated weight
Color: Bright Red
Clarity: eye clean
Measurements: 5.7 x 4.5 x 2.61 mm / 2 @ 2.1 - 2 mm
Dimensions: 31.7 - 5.1 mm wide / 5.1 mm wide in the back
Size: 7 1/4
Metal: 18k yellow gold
Period: 1850’s or earlier
Weight: 9.6 grams
Condition: 8 (ring shows minimal wear for its age)
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Victorian Double Headed Snake Ring in 18k Yellow Gold Size 7.25 / Sapphire Ruby
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.