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English Victorian Ruby and Diamond Snake Ring
ABOUT THIS JEWELRY
Chic since way (way) back, snake rings show no sign of falling out of favor. These Victorian-era finger jewels were made popular by the trendsetting Queen Victoria when the unconventional Prince Albert presented her with such a ring upon their betrothal. While the Queen's was set with rubies, diamonds, and an emerald (her birthstone), this version of the sinuous reptile gleams with a bright pinkish-red ruby and a glinting single-cut diamond. Very Victorian, very cool. Hand fabricated in 18K gold, from Chester, England, circa 1890-1900. Currently ring size 6 1/2.