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Posted 6 years ago

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Hi all - This post was originally inspired by Agram.m's snake ring post - http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/59843-very-old-golden-snake-ring-with-row?in=user

but it took me weeks to find my photos!

I inherited this ring from an estate, and though it's a little beat up I love the snake design.

It is a brass-colored metal with no gems or jewels. I'm most curious about the ethnic origins, as I know the owner was a world traveler and feel like this does not appear to be a piece of American jewelry.

Love to know your thoughts!

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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
    Thanks for showing us Hunter. Yes it has some resemblance with my snake ring. But till this moment I still don't know more about it. So we both wait for a collector who can tell us more about our rings!
  2. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
    I'm holding my breath! ;)
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    Not a collector, lol. But the coiled snake rings were a "Victorian" era symbol, that signafide every lasting love. That's all I can contribute to these.
  4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    Here's an out-take from a link on Snake rings:
    Queen Victoria of England was very influential. She was a trend-setter and people followed suit. She chose a rather unusual engagement ring. It was a snake ring A snake represents perpetual regeneration as in shedding your skin and starting all over, protection and eternal love, as well as ancestral power, eternity and wisdom. As a result of the queen's choice, during the Victorian era the snake became a popular and commonly used image in jewelry.
  5. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
    thanks so much for the info Kerry - pretty fascinating. Even then people were obsessed with what celebrities wore! :)

    Love the perpetual regeneration imagery...
  6. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
    Thanks Phil & Hedge!
  7. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
    thanks to walksoft, manikin, & mr. majestic for the loves :)
  8. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
    thanks Bellin!
  9. epson233 epson233, 6 years ago
    thanks hunter for your comments on sexy sadie -- i am sure if i make the return comment on my side or the reviewers side -- so i did both -- hoping someone will educate me -- showing up stupid is not one of my favorite suites

    so you love snake rings -- so do i and when i saw yours i thought what a beauty -- have one very similar in silver with turquoise eyes -- i think they are such little cuties -- poor little things when they are spotted in the garden they are so afraid harm will come -- but i always tell them -- not in my garden -- all creatures are welcome
  10. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
    thanks epson233 - I wish mine wasn't so busted up. Always keeping my eyes peeled for a better made ring...one of these days I'm sure I'll come across one. :) thanks for the love!
  11. epson233 epson233, 6 years ago
    still pretty hunter -- will post one of my favorite snake rings if you want to take a peak -- i am sure it was made originally for a man as it is a size 10 3/4 -- but it makes a great thumb ring for me -- love his little turq eyes -- have you got that popcorn ready -- downton abbys on -- sexie sadie and i are watching it with you in spirit
    hey if we miss contact before the holidays -- wishing you all the very best for this and the coming years in all of your endeavors
  12. jenobaby, 5 years ago
    I have 3 of these rings, wore them in high school (1980s), mom passed so I have no history. Not my moms style, desperate for more info, history. I scratched off the black on 2 of them (to look like silver, which rubbed down to brass). Also have similar ring with flower instead of snake head. Please help!
  13. Hunter Hunter, 5 years ago
    interesting - so maybe they were all painted black originally? you have any idea when your mom bought them?

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