Coiled Snake Solitaire

Coiled Snake Solitaire

from 1,110.00

Once I was in Costa Rica on a nature preserve and there was the most delicate of delicate little snakes carefully winding its way through the foliage. It was about the width of a pencil and probably two feet long. It was delicate and beautiful and had a sweet, earnest little snakey face. In this ring, I carved just such a snake coiled around the stone and then winding three times about the wearer's finger. A light patina brings out the detail and texture and lends an overall vintage quality to the piece.

Please note this ring is priced as the mounting only WITHOUT a stone. I price it this way so you may select your perfect stone. I am happy to make this ring using a stone you already have (a family diamond, for instance), or I can help you find a stone of your choosing. Here it is shown with a 4.7mm ruby. Please fine more details below in the Customization Options.

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What is included in the price

This listing is for the solitaire mounting ONLY. You get to select the stone that best fits your taste and budget: a diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, moissanite, etc. Please contact me (cheyenneweil@gmail.com) to discuss options. The stones shown in these photos are approximately 4.7mm (ruby) and 6.5mm (diamond).

Customization options

  • Stone: You may choose the stone to match your taste and budget. The ring is priced to accommodate a stone ~4.75mm diameter. If you have a diamond already or a family stone you wish to use, this is absolutely fine; please contact me to double-check sizing and specifics, etc.

    All diamonds I purchase are Kimberly Process guaranteed (conflict-free certified) and come with a grading report from GIA. In addition to white diamonds, I can get gorgeous natural champagne or cognac-colored diamonds. I can also get lab-created diamonds (man made in a laboratory rather than dug out of the ground; these are identical in chemical composition to natural diamonds), which are ideal for those squeamish about destructive mining practices. And, last but not least, I have an excellent source for antique stones: Old European and Old Mine cuts, Transitional cuts, etc. These stones are gorgeous and unique (and recycled!), and have a lot of character and life in them. 

    Please contact me (cheyenneweil@gmail.com) to discuss options. Stones I provide will be invoiced separately or as a custom listing for you here.

  • Finger size: Please let me know your size via email (cheyenneweil@gmail.com). I make these by hand, so between sizes, 1/4 sizes are all fine. Let me know any pertinent fit details in your email.

  • Metal preference: 14K or 18K, white, yellow, or rose gold (rose gold available in 14K only), 14K or 18K palladium white gold (if nickel sensitive), or platinum 950. Here is a description of all the metal options I work with. Don’t worry if you don’t see your metal priced out here in my listing; send me an email and I’ll get you a quote.



This ring is hand carved in wax by me in my Portland studio using pointy tools, and then cast using the lost-wax method. I do all finishing work, stone setting, and pearl mounting. Each ring is a highly detailed work of art with great attention to detail at every angle; this ring in particular has a delicious weighty feel.