The snake motif has been utilized in jewelry since the Ancients. Long considered as a symbol of royalty and wisdom, it has been documented that Cleopatra was famous for her snake jewelry. Later, the design was popularized during the Victorian Era when Prince Albert famously presented Queen Victoria with an engagement ring in the form of a snake. Representing eternal love, that ring caused a sensation, and snake jewelry has been a fashion statement ever since.
This extra long golden snake is ready to slither from the biblical apple tree right onto your outstretched hand! Made of 18 karat gold, it has realistically textured scales on his head and tail, along with smooth coils. The head looks up so he can be sure your are listening to his urgent whispers, and he is accented with three bright red ruby gems, as if hoarding forbidden fruits. A wonderfully exotic and alluring piece, sure to cause adulation every time you wear it!
Size (can be resized): 6
Weight: 9.2 grams
Materials: Gold, ruby
Metal: 18K yellow gold
Marks: French Eagle mark
Condition: Excellent antique condition