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Victorian 18ct Gold, Turquoise Enamel, Natural Split Pearl, Ruby & Rose Diamond Snake Necklace

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An amazingly realistic 18ct gold necklace of a snake. It has been enamelled in turquoise blue enamel and has ruby eyes and natural split pearls down it’s head with tiny rose diamonds on either side. I love the way that the tail continues under and over the snake’s head. From the snake’s mouth is suspended a turquoise blue enamel pendant that has a glazed locket and is finely engraved to the reverse. Snake jewellery has long been a symbol of “Eternal love” and this piece is a stunning example. It was made circa 1860.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Incredible piece of high Victorian jewellery!

Date & Origin

Condition

Very Good

Provenance

English

Materials

Gold DiamondRuby EnamelPearl

Hallmarks

Unmarked, tested to 18ct gold

Measurements

Length 42 cm
Head of snake height 4 cm
Width 1.5 cm
Locket height 1.8 cm
Width 1.8 cm
Width of body at widest point 7 mm

Item Number

662K

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