Remarkable 18k French Snake Bracelet with Rose-Cut Diamond Eyes *include birthday gift for Erin*
The snake has meant many different things to a multitude of cultures. It was first seen in ancient Egypt, the god Atum creator and ‘finisher’ of the world was often depicted as a snake, and said when the world was destroyed he would revert to his snake form. From this, the serpent has since been associated with both rebirth and eternity.
The snake motif in jewelry, specifically in the Victorian era, began with Prince Albert proposing to Queen Victoria. The ring given to her was in the image of a snake set with an emerald head. For Victoria, the snake embodied eternal love and promised her a true happily ever after. Snake jewelry since reached its peak in the 1840s representing love, wisdom, and eternity, and has been depicted on a plethora of jewelry including, rings, bracelets, brooches, and necklaces.
This snake bangle is in buttery 18k gold and boasts rose-cut diamond eyes, as well as a sterling silver diamond-studded collar. A statement on any wrist, this piece is feminine, strong, and threatening. What describes the woman of today better than this stunning treasure?
Materials ad Features: 18k gold, diamonds, sterling silver
Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1840
Measurements: 23.1 grams, 6.5"
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated.
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