Hemlock

SKU: 10011923
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Hemlock is an historically significant Victorian era (circa 1890) snake ring made from 14k rose gold. Queen Victoria's engagement ring from Prince Albert was an image of a snake intertwined with an emerald-set head. For Victoria, the snake or serpent represented eternal love and throughout her reign the snake represented eternity and wisdom. Hemlock is a perfect example of a snake ring from the Victorian period. It is finished with a sparkling Old Mine Cut diamond set over the head gauged at 0.10ct., and finished with two round Ruby eyes. The ring is currently a size 5.25 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes. Please contact our concierge with sizing questions.

DETAILS
name
Hemlock
style number
10011923
collection
Vintage
era
Victorian
date
approx. 1890
metal
Rose Gold
stone
Diamond
stone carat
0.1
certification
No Certificate
dimensions
-
cut
Other
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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