Victorian 18ct Gold, Turquoise Enamel, Natural Split Pearl, Ruby & Rose Diamond Snake Necklace - The Antique Jewellery Company
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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

Incredible piece of high Victorian jewellery!

Order before 4pm and receive for FREE tomorrow, Sat 18th August, before 1pm
Date & OriginVictorian (1839-1901), English
MeasurementsLength 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
Condition Very Good
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to 18ct gold
ProvenanceEnglish

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