A snake chain is noticeably different than most of the other chain types. A snake chain is made up of rings that fit closely together. Because of this, the chain has a similar appearance to a flexible tube and the texture of snakeskin This creates a narrow, delicate, fashionable chain. Ironically, enough, snake motifs were a prominent trait of the Victorian jewelry era.
Queen Victoria put snake jewelry under the fashion spotlight when her husband-to-be, Prince Albert, bought her a snake engagement ring, with an emerald (her birthstone) embedded into it. The Victorians associated the snake motif with eternal love. The first Queen to be regularly seen out and about, Victoria’s style was emulated throughout the world and you can still find beautiful antique snake jewelry today.
Materials & Features: 9k gold
Measurements: 17.5" length, 9.6 grams
Condition: Excellent condition.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.