Vintage diamond and ruby snake eternity ring. Set to the centre of the head with one round old cut diamond in a closed back rubover setting with an approximate weight of 0.07 carats, further set with two round rose cut diamonds in closed back rubover settings with a combined weight of 0.05 carats, further adorned with nineteen round eight cut diamonds in closed back rubover settings with a combined weight of 0.19 carats. The total approximate diamond weight is 0.31 carats, to an eternity ring in the form of a snake with round cabochon natural and unenhanced ruby eyes, intricate engraved detailing around the circumference with a tapering band and polished closed back. Tested platinum, circa 1950.
Snakes are one of the earliest motifs used in jewellery and throughout history were thought to represent the unending circle of life and everlasting love.