A ferocious, hand-engraved snake wraps his 18" segmented tail around your neck. There's one almost imperceptible repair to the chain, but other than that, this piece is in spectacular condition. His teeth are detailed, even INSIDE his mouth where the clasp is secured. A heart-shaped pendant dangles from his mouth, which hides a glass-fronted locket on the backside. Perhaps a hair memento was supposed to go there, but it's currently empty. A good jeweler can help you add a photograph. Fashioned entirely in 18K gold, with rose-cut diamond eyes and lots of turquoise cabochons studding the serpent's body and locket. A spectacular Victorian jewel from around 1880.
18k gold, turquoise, rose cut diamonds