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  • A beautiful antique snake ring hallmarked for 1878. This stunning example is in solid 15ct gold, which appears white, however we believe this has been plated and underneath it is yellow gold. The benefit of this being that either we can keep the ring white or polish it to remove the later applied plating and make it yellow gold again.


    This characterful chap wraps four times around your finger with a wide shank that tapers from 11.5mm to 6mm. Because of the wide shank the ring does fit a little snug to size, so please take this into consideration.


    Complete with vibrant red ruby eyes this ring is offered in excellent antique condition.

    1878 Snake Ring

    • Stones: Rubies

      Ruby Measurements: 1.5mm

      Metal: 15ct gold, assayed London 1878

      Weight: 3.4g

      Shank Width: 11.5mm – 6mm

      Ring Size: I ½ (US 4 1/2)

    • Please add the size you require as a note at checkout. 

      We offer a ring re-sizing service by our antique specialist for a small fee, starting at £40.

      Most of our rings can be resized, but if they can’t we will stipulate this in the description.

      As a rule we will only alter a ring by three UK sizes. If you would like to size a ring more than three UK sizes (either up or down) please contact us on a case by case basis and we will try and accommodate you as best as possible.

      We do not offer refunds on altered pieces, so please make sure you love your new piece before you purchase. 

      Sizing takes approximately 1-2 weeks.

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