The Serpent's Dream - Double Snake Ring
Wrapped in sinuous luxury, we have opposing gemstones of sapphires and diamonds set in the heads of two countering snakes. One is an old mine cut diamond of approximately .20 carats with eyes of two deep blue sapphires. Its counterpart sports a round, faceted sapphire of about 4 mm in diameter whose eyes hold two mine cut diamonds. Warm, buttery yellow gold of 18k plays the host for the duet.
Measurements: 3/16 of an inch (0.4 cm) in width for the band and rises 1/8 of an inch (0.3 cm) off the finger. Snake section has a length of 11/16 of an inch (1.7 cm) by a width of 3/8 of an inch (0.9 cm). This ring has a weight of 7.5 grams (4.8 dwt).
Ring Size: US 7-3/4 (UK P, Euro 18, 57 mm) and can be sized to fit almost any hand.
Hallmarks: English crown; 750 (for 18k); mark for Birmingham, maker's mark “VJB”; year letter “S” for 1917.
Condition: Excellent; light wear overall as expected with age and use; light wear to the sapphires when viewed with magnification.
Date & Origin: Circa 1917 and is English in origin.
Note: All diamond weights are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.