Ruby Crowned Serpent Ring : Talisman of Love and Life


A pear shaped natural ruby crowns the head of this engraved antique snake ring in unmarked 18ct gold.
Historically, serpents represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The Victorian’s upped the ante by associating snakes with romantic love, too – but no matter what the era a little snake friend on your finger is a powerful talisman.
Combined with Ruby – the “king of gems”, purportedly the stone of love, energy, passion, power, and a zest for life – I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy lent you superpowers ✨

He has an adorable little face, little green stone eyes that have seen too much to be identified as any particular stone (but I bet you $10 they are emeralds) and a worn engraved scale pattern on his head.

Currently a size K or 5.25, resizable.


The natural ruby measures approximately 4.1mm x 2.3mm. It has been verified by a gemologist as a natural ruby. The ruby does show wear to the facets under magnification as you would expect with an antique ring.

The green stones in the eyes are have not been identified. They are very small and show lots of wear under magnification, but glint with joyous merriment on your finger.

The widest part of the ring measures 6.9mm, tapering to 1.9mm wide at the back of the band. The band is .5mm thick.

The ring weighs 1.7 grams