A rare find! This snake bracelet has graduated turquoise cabochons on her head and tail. The stones have aged beautifully over the past century and a half; variations in hue have naturally occurred so some of the "scales" are green and others are darker blue. Her forked tongue is ingeniously fashioned as part of the clasp - press it down to release the catch. The hoop is fluted 14k gold, and her garnet eyes look especially fierce under gold eyebrows (!)
14k gold, turquoise, 2.4mm garnet cabochon eyes
Very good. Some solder from a more recent repair is just barely visible (but almost not noticeable) at the connection points of the gold bangle.
6.5" inner circumference, fluted shank is 6.3mm