The Ouroboros (from the Greek "Devouring Snake") has been alive and kicking since the Ancient Egyptians, who first used it as a marker of the beginning and end of time in tomb and funerary art. Centuries later, the Romans embraced the snake as a symbol of everlasting love, but its popularity in jewelry is still most often attributed to Prince Albert, who famously asked for Queen Victoria's hand in 1839 with a gold and emerald ring shaped like a snake eating its tail. Their love story was known as one for the ages, and Victorians celebrated all things serpentine as the go-to signifier of never-ending love, rebirth and protection.
This double snake ring was inspired by our desire to create an alternative wedding or engagement ring wrought with symbolism. Patterned after an antique, we updated the original design with beautiful old-cut demantoid and rhodolite garnet stones (symbols of love and fidelity), 1.25mm diamond eyes, and ornate hand engraving by our master engraver. The design allows it to separate fully into two rings, so it can be worn as a fitted pair or solo as stackers (for those who love to mix and match!).
Available in your choice of color, 14k or 18k gold, plain (as shown) or hand-engraved with garnets (also pictured), in sizes 5-7, simply choose from the dropdown menu at checkout. Interested in alternate stones, finish or engraving? Contact us.
- Face of the rings (together) measure 9 x 14mm.
- Handmade in NYC. Please allow 4-6 weeks production time, or contact us directly if you need an order by a certain date.