Vintage 18ct Gold, Diamond & Ruby Enamelled Serpent Ring
A beautiful mid 20th century serpent ring, probably Russian in origin, and coated in a fabulous blue enamel including impressive scale-work in a slightly brighter tone. On the snake's head sit three small single cut diamonds and she has rubies for eyes. This highly decorative ring is fashioned from solid 18ct gold and is a heavy piece at 7.5 grams in weight. Beautifully made - a real craftsman's creation - with all enamel in tact.
Snakes are one of the most enduring motifs in jewellery, used from ancient times right up to today with a variety of meanings. This ring was made in a era when Bulgari and Cartier and Boucheron were all producing fantastic serpent pieces for high profile clients like Elizabeth Taylor. While this doesn't bear any such markings (sadly), it's definitely an expensive boutique piece and would have been worn with pride by a very stylish lady!
- Size: UK K.5 / US 5.75 / EU 51
- Age: 1950-1960s
- Material: 18ct Gold
- Marks: 750
- Weight: 7.52 grams
- Principal Stone: Diamond
- Principal Cut: Single Cut
- Second Stone: Ruby
- Second Cut: Single Cut
- Case: Recycled Kraft Ring Box
All carat weights, colour grades and clarity grades are our very best estimates. Metals are checked for authenticity, and any detectable stone treatments disclosed.
Kit Clayton Jewellery is a member of the National Association of Jewellers and insurance valuations for pieces priced £1000+ are available on request.