This Mortal Coil - Snake Ring
Yellow gold of 18k is wrapped four times around the finger for the ultimate snake ring. The head is engraved with a scale-like pattern and crowned with a natural half seed pearl. With squared jaw, hypnotic eyes are set with garnets of red. Light in weight but with substance of flair, the coils envelop the finger in finery of gold.
Measurements: Each coil is thin at just over 1/16 of an inch (2 mm) in width; the head is more than 1/8 of an inch (4 mm); total width for all the coils is 11/16 of an inch (1.8 cm). This antique snake ring has a weight of 4.7 grams (3.0 dwt). Currently a size US 5-1/2 to 6 (UK K-1/2; Euro 16.25, 61.25 mm). Can be slightly adjusted up or down or can be sized by our expert jewelers.
Hallmarks: Two Continental hallmarks on the back outer end.
Date: Circa 1900