As most fans of Victorian jewelry are probably already aware, the snake, or serpent, is a symbol of eternal love. This mid Victorian snake brooch is fashioned in silver and rose gold with a turquoise set in its head and rose cut diamonds sparkling along the length of its body. The reverse side of the brooch features a hook from which the wearer can hand a locket or pendant. The snake's body is coiled in the shape of an infinity knot amplifying its message of enduring love.
10k rose gold, silver, 4mm turquoise cabochon, 31 rose cut diamonds.
1 1/4" width, 7/8" from nose to tail.
1837 — 1901
A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb