This handmade Victorian snake ring has a lots of character for its simplicity. The single serpent wraps around the finger, as it meets its tail it carries in its mouth a diamond. The scales are crisp with patina adding depth.
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 has been around for centuries and is a very important part of Victorian history.
Everyone should have a snake of their own.
Cut: Old European Cut
Weight: 1 = 0.04 cts
Measurements: 2.2 mm
Dimensions: 11.2 - 2.8 mm wide
Size: 7 (inquire about sizing)
Metal: 14k yellow gold tested
Markings: "MC" makers mark
Weight: 4.1 grams
Condition: 9 (shows previous sizing)
Victorian Snake Ring with Diamond in 14k Yellow Gold Size 7
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.