Almont

$4,500.00

Almont is a historically significant Victorian era (circa 1900) diamond and sapphire snake ring. Queen Victoria’s engagement ring from Prince Albert was made in the likeness of a snake with an emerald-set head. The serpent is said to represent eternal love and wisdom as it relates to Queen Victoria. Almont is a lovely example of the ever-popular serpent design with two intertwined snakes, one featuring an Old Mine Cut diamond weighing approximately 0.25ct and graded F color and I1 clarity, while the other features a 0.25ct Cushion Mixed Cut sapphire. The eyes of each snake are represented by four Single Cut diamonds, totaling approximately 0.05ctw and graded Fancy Light Yellow. Almont is finished with incredibly lifelike hand engraving depicting the scale patterns of the serpents. The 18k rose gold ring is finished with a lovely patina, highlighting the age of this incredible antique ring.

Almont is currently a size 8 and can be resized to some sizes. Please contact our concierge with sizing questions.
DETAILS
name
Almont
style number
CL-25569-WW
collection
Vintage
era
Victorian
date
circa 1900
metal
Rose Gold
stone
Sapphire
stone carat
0.25ct + 0.25ct + 0.05ct
clarity
I1
certification
dimensions
cut
Round
color
F
Questions about sizing? See our size guide
HISTORY
The Victorian Period was named for Queen Victoria, who inherited the throne of England in 1837 when she was only 18 years old. Victoria was young, beautiful, and loved immensely by her subjects. Her tastes in fashion and jewelry were highly regarded and inspired the Victorian jewelry trends of the time. Queen Victoria was married in 1840, and she wore a snake motif ring (a symbol of eternal love at the time) set with her birthstone, a brilliant green emerald, as her engagement ring. In the Victorian era, it was very common for birthstones to be used instead of diamonds for engagement rings. After Victoria’s beloved Albert passed away in 1861, the queen went into the customary mourning period for 18 months, which inspired the gold lockets and black jet pieces commonly seen in this period.

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