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Ssssay Yessss - Vintage 9K Opal Snake Ring. This unique ring is crafted from 9K yellow gold, hallmarked 375, for 9K gold, Birmingham anchor assay, and a makers mark REM. Featuring 16 genuine cabochon opal gemstones, Vintage styling and quality gold-work. This artistic ring has a wonderful stylized snake expertly set with beautiful blue/green opals. The face of the ring is adorned by the precious gemstones, whilst the band is smooth and polished , which allows for a comfortable fit. The snake is an ancient design, which has been used for centuries in jewelry making. This particular piece is a very fine example of unique vintage jewelry. It would truly make a perfect gift or wonderful addition to any fine jewelry collection.
Note: Jewelry featuring serpents has been worn and adored by many ancient and modern civilizations. Snakes featured heavily in the myths of ancient Greece and Rome. They were reviled for their ability to shed their skin, meaning that they were seen as a symbol of regeneration and rebirth.
The name opal is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit upala, meaning precious stone, and later the Greek derivative Opallios meaning to see a change of colour.
Measurements: Face of Ring 18.00 mm x 11.00 mm
Stone Size: Opal .16 carats
Weight: 2.20 grams
Ring Size: 6 1/4
Origin: England, Birmingham
Date: Circa 1970