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2. Snakes and serpents

Snake rings were made in a number of different styles. The bodies of the snake were made up of one, two or three gold bands sometimes with jewelled heads set with diamonds or rubies. The finest and well-made snake rings will show well-defined snakeheads.

Vintage gold snake ring with 2 ruby eyes. Hallmarks for 18ct gold. Ring size M1/2. 3.3gm.

Ruby in good condition.

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