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.
Crafted in 14 karat yellow gold, this vicious little fellow has beautiful, bright blue, green and red enameling, from the top of his head, right down to the wee wiggle at the end of his tail! The golden teeth are bared, but don't worry, he'll never bite you!
Size (can be resized):6.75
Dimensions: .70" across
Weight: 7.32 grams
Materials: Gold, multi-colored enamel
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Marks: 14K, ZZ, unidentified stamp
Condition: Very good antique condition commensurate with age and wear. Some enamel loss.