SOLD--Victorian Entwined Snakes Star Sapphire Ring 14k c. 1900
THIS PIECE HAS BEEN SOLD.
I could stare at this ring all day, and I pretty much have since it came in! This is a late Victorian/Art Nouveau ring featuring four finely detailed snakes gracefully intertwined around a six ray natural light star sapphire that weighs approximately 4.35ct with light greyish-blue color. This is probably a brooch that was converted to a ring in the early 20th century (possibly to a man's pinky ring) and it is a nice conversion, with the piece feeling weighty and very solid. It also sits great on the finger and looks amazing when worn as you can see in the photo! I wore this ring over the weekend in the store and everyone who saw it asked 'what is THAT?!!'--it is very striking in person! The star is clean and crisp but can only really be seen in strong direct light. The gold color is much more even and saturated overall than the photos show. This ring would make an incredible, witchy engagement ring for the right person!
Currently a size 6 and can be resized by a skilled jeweler. The face of the ring measures almost 3/4" wide and the band starts at 9mm on the shoulders and tapers down to 5.8mm at the back. This ring weighs 9.4 grams, is stamped "14K" and has been acid-tested for metal content.