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Georgian Serpent Hoop Earrings

$1,500

A snake with its tail in its mouth forming an endless circle, is also known as an ouroboros. It is a symbol of love everlasting, and was one of the (if not THE) favorite jewelry motifs of the early 19th century. These rare Georgian sleeper-style hoop earrings depict a pair of subtle ouroboroses with crosshatched scales.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests)

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Good - very wearable and sturdy but one earring has been repaired and as a result there is loss to the engraved details and the head is ever so slightly larger than its mate

  • Size

    5/8" diameter

Georgian

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17141837

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.