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Victorian Garnet-Eyed Snake Bracelet


This serpent has not only zigzaggy teeth, but eyebrows(!) Red garnet eyes glitter, and her body is made of a chain whose shape is echoed in the clasp. The ouroboros - the snake who eats her own tail - is an age-old motif in jewelry and is referenced here cleverly with that same clasp. She must put her tail in her mouth to create the circle, infinity, never beginning and never ending.


  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), 2 2mm garnets

  • Age

    c. 1870

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    7 3/4" length, 1 1/8" x 1/2" head





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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.