Hypnotic Ruby Eyes: Treble Snake Ring
Prince Albert designed the ring he gave to HRH Victorian in the form of a snake as a symbol of eternal love. Consequently the motif became quite the rage during her reign.
Usually depicting one or two serpents, this particular 19th century 14k rose gold ring immortalizes three snakes, each coiling its tail around itself. When coiled as such the passive circular symbolizes completeness. Two of the reptiles sport hypnotic eyes of red (three rubies and one replaced with a well matched in color garnet); the third has been crowned with a cushion cut diamond of an estimated 25 points, color J-K and clarity SI.
Measurements: 9/16 of an inch (1.4 cm) in width north to south on the hand. Weight of 7.2 grams (4.7 dwt).
Ring Size: US 4-3/4 (UK I-3/4; Euro 15.5, 49 mm). Can be sized by our expert jewelers. Please contact us for details. Ring sizing information.
Condition: Very good; medium wear a bit of softening to snake head details; light to medium wear to gemstones in the eyes; one ruby replaced with a garnet but quite some time ago.
Date: Circa 1880
Note: All diamond and gemstone weights are approximate as the stones have not been removed in order to preserve the integrity of the setting.