Art Deco Apricot Serpent Ring
An outstanding antique snake ring dating from the Art Deco period, circa 1920. The serpent features finely textured scales, the tail looped around the head in an rudimentary knot, featuring ruby eyes and a diamond 'brain'. From its mouth dangles a sumptuous old cut diamond with the most remarkable apricot hue. The stone rests in a simple eight-prong crown setting, that's articulated allowing it to move around freely on the finger. Crafted in 18ct gold. Dare I suggest that it would make an incredible alternative engagement ring...
Era: Art Deco, circa 1920
Head: 12.2mm by 8.7mm (not including the drop)
Ring size: P or 7.75 US
Stones: 0.50ct fancy orangish-yellow diamond, SI1 clarity (approx.) - 5pt old mine cut diamond, F/G colour, VS clarity - two rubies
Marks: None, tested as 18ct gold. Indistinguishable maker's mark inside the band
Condition: Great antique condition with light wear consistent with age. Evidence of an old resize at the back of the band
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