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.
9 karat yellow gold has been formed into a sensual swirl of a snake. This girl has very carefully defined scales with a well-molded head holding diamond eyes and sporting a jaunty little circular cap. The cap has a star motif punctuated with a little diamond. What a great detail! She's sassy, saucy, more than a little bossy, and she would love to become your new favorite talisman!
Circa 1940-1960, English
Size (can be resized):
Weight: 4.4 grams
Materials: Gold, Diamond
Metal: 15K yellow gold
Condition: Very good Vintagecondition commensurate with age and wear