Fine Gold Jewelry
A sleekly modeled scissor-cut rectangular garnet casts a dark dusky wine red glow in this classic Victorian dinner ring sprinkled with tiny glittering rose-cut diamonds. Rendered in 14K rose gold, circa 1880 (in fact, the inside of the ring shank is engraved 'W to L, March 23 82'). 5/8 inch long. Currently ring size 9 1/4.
From ancient rings, to Victorian times, to today, snake rings have adorned the hands of commoners and royalty alike. This lovely and dainty ring features a snake wrapped around the finger, with an older cut garnet set within the head. Snakes have long-held symbolism around fertility and protection. The symbolism and spiritual rootedness of garnets goes back centuries - in early Egypt, it was associated with the Blood of the Isis, the goddess of healing and awakening, in the Bible the garnet ...