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Belle Époque Sapphire & Diamond Snake Bracelet


The Victorians employed the image of the snake as a symbol of everlasting love. Serpent themed jewelry rose to popularity in the early 19th century and has been an enduring motif into the present day. This stunning bracelet dates to the turn of the 20th century, a period known as the Belle Époque in France . Made in 18k yellow gold, the hand-forged sinuous chevron chain connects to a repoussé head set with old European cut diamonds and a sapphire cabochon. French hallmarks.


  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), 3.4mm old European cut diamond, 2 1.5mm old European cut diamonds, 7 x 6mm sapphire oval cabochon

  • Age

    c. 1900

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use, two links of chain each have a small ding

  • Size

    7 5/8" length





please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Snakes:Fertility, Power, Wisdom, Renewal and Healing.

Serpents were the bodyguards of the ancient world.