1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring
1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring

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1930s 14k 2.36 CTW Old Euro Diamond and Cabochon Ruby Stylized Snake Ring

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General Information:

  • US Size: 5.00
  • Total Carat Weight: 2.36 ctw (inclusive of ALL gemstones present, with a breakdown below)
  • Precious Metal Weight: Approximately 4.10 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 14k yellow gold and 14k white gold (two tone; yellow gold shank and face with white gold milgrain diamond setting)
  • Dimensions: face is 11.93 mm north to south; ~4.78 mm rise from the finger (depth) at the highest point on the face (ruby cabochon); shoulders taper from ~11.00 mm to 3.55 mm at the base of the shank (possibly has been resized at one point, though not noticeable today)
  • Weight: An incredibly impressive 6.59 grams
  • Markings: 14K on inside of shank; tested and verified
  • Era: c. 1930s Though this ring is believed to date to the end of the Art Deco years, it is possible that it is as recent as the Mid Century, 1950s. Without knowing an exact provenance, it is not possible to know its precise date range.
  • Buyer Notes: This ring is a rare, very sleek and architectural rendition of the iconic Victorian snake head ring style. Its gemological content renders it a badge of scientific feat just as much as its tasteful aesthetic makes it a collectible heirloom. Like all antique and vintage jewelry, the gold and ruby surfaces show light wear commensurate with age and use. These do not affect the piece’s integrity, and are not noticeable to the eye. The ruby’s bezel exhibits some wear on portions of the mount, and although perfectly wearable as is, would likely benefit from a check by your jeweler post purchase.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Diamond
  • Center Stone Count: Two (2)
  • Center Stone Dimensions: Larger diamond is 3.60 x 3.80 x 2.2 mm; smaller diamond is 2.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 mm (measured within mount so as to preserve integrity)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: Larger diamond is 0.181 ct; smaller diamond is 0.042 ct (0.22 ctw together)
  • Center Stone Shape: Old European Cut
  • Center Stone Color: G
  • Center Stone Clarity: SI1
  • Side Stone Type: Created Ruby
  • Side Stone Count: One (1)
  • Side Stone Dimensions: Approximately ~9.2 x 5.8 x 3.8 mm (measured within mount so as to preserve integrity)
  • Side Stone Carat Weight: By formula per the specific gravity of ruby, estimated 2.14 ct
  • Side Stone Shape: Pear Cut Cabochon
  • Side Stone Color: Vivid saturation and medium dark hue; red to deep pink
  • Side Stone Clarity: Translucent

The Story:

A strong and stylish Deco ring, this piece is fashioned after the classic snake rings that have been popular since the 19th century. Snake rings rose to great popularity after Queen Victoria was gifted a snake ring by Prince Albert when he proposed to her, after which she had set in its head a dazzling emerald, which was her birthstone. These rings are beloved for the rich romanticism they convey, as the snake figure is related to the idea of infinity, or abiding and loyal love. 

Rather than highly ornate as the Victorian ones were, this ring depicts a sumptuously refined double snake design, wherein the snake ‘heads’ bypass one another. One head features a pair of Old European cut diamonds, each sparkling and bright and set by prongs within a teardrop shaped milgrain mounting. The other head features a single pear shaped cabochon created ruby gemstone, set within a golden bezel mounting. Together, the two heads visually fit like puzzle pieces, further harkening the toi et moi style snake jewelry of old.

Created gemstones were extremely desirable during the Deco years, as they are chemically identical to their naturally-occurring counterparts, but could be grown under lab conditions that would ensure a near perfect development. As such, they commanded sky-high prices, often outpacing the price-tags of natural gems during the first half of the 20th century. Do not be fooled by the misconception that lab grown stones are not valuable! Indeed, these created gems are time capsules of craftsmanship, scientific discovery and feats of engineering. And during the Jazz Age, they were rather like status symbols and preferred complements to diamond jewels.

This ring is hefty and confident, with excellent weight against the finger when worn and a desirable width that makes this piece a perfect lone statement ring, yet also perfectly stackable amongst other favorite bands. Its width also means that it wears a bit more snugly, though its tapered band ensures a very comfortable fit.

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