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Victorian Enamel, Diamond & Garnet Snake Bracelet

$6,800

Over the past several millennia, the snake has been used to represent many things: both good and evil, as well as fertility, passion, and rebirth. The Victorians employed the image of the snake as a symbol of everlasting love. This remarkably beautiful snake bracelet is fashioned in 18k gold and dates to the mid 19th century. The serpent's body forms a smooth crossover at the face. The exquisite head features blue guilloché enamel (which creates the illusion of scales) crowned with six bright old mine cut diamonds set in silver and fiery red garnet eyes. The elegant latch is engraved to match the engraving along the neck. Just incredible!

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  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), silver, blue enamel, 2 2.2mm garnet cabochons, old mine cut diamonds 4.5mm, 3mm, 2.6mm, 2.4mm, 2.2mm

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    6" inner circumference, 1 1/2" x 5/8" snake head and neck

Victorian

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VictorianEra

18371901

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.