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 wonderful example is fashioned from 18 karat yellow gold with natural seed pearls on the top of her head, and little garnet eyes. A great piece that dates from 1825-1840, she is sure to seduce all who lay eyes upon her!
Size (can be resized): 6
Weight: 6.27 grams
Materials: Gold, Garnet, Seed Pearl
Metal: 18K yellow gold
Marks: Early 18ct hallmark (Circa 1825-1840)