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.
10k gold (tests)
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
1714 — 1837
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.
Serpents were the bodyguards of the ancient world.