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Antique Victorian Gold and Blue Enamel Snake Bracelet - Pretty Different Shop
Antique Victorian Gold and Blue Enamel Snake Bracelet - Pretty Different Shop
Antique Victorian Gold and Blue Enamel Snake Bracelet - Pretty Different Shop
Antique Victorian Gold and Blue Enamel Snake Bracelet - Pretty Different Shop
Antique Victorian Gold and Blue Enamel Snake Bracelet - Pretty Different Shop
Antique Victorian Gold and Blue Enamel Snake Bracelet - Pretty Different Shop
Antique Victorian Gold and Blue Enamel Snake Bracelet - Pretty Different Shop

Antique Victorian Gold and Blue Enamel Snake Bracelet

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Absolutely stunning and highly collectible antique serpent bracelet made of solid 9 kt yellow gold is looking for a new home!

Preserved in an outstanding condition, this lovely snake bracelet is skillfully crafted in yellow gold combination with a very fine detailing of it`s scales and head ornament.

The head of the serpent is set with 3 large and 2 smaller pearls, while it holds an irregular baroque pearl pendant in its open mouth.

Such serpent bracelets and necklaces were very fashionable in the mid 1800's and very few of them have survived till nowadays in a such a stunning condition - with no fixes, damage or enamel wear!

This unique bracelet will make a great gift for antiques and symbolic jewelry lovers!

Hallmarks: none, acid test shows 9 kt gold;
Bracelet length: 19 cm or 7.5 inches;
Bracelet width: 0.5 cm or 0.2 inches;
Snake head dimensions: 2.2 x 1.2 cm (widest parts);
Precious stones: 5 gray-white pearls 2 to 3.5 mm in diameter each, one baroque pearl;
Weight: 8.6 g.

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Snake symbolism in Victorian era:

The representation of the snake in jewelry, had its apogee in the nineteenth century, during the
Victorian era.

Snake as a symbol was highly appreciated and admired by the Victorians not only for the versatility they demonstrated in the much loved art of hiding secret messages, but also for the sophistication of the techniques used to make the bodies fully flexible and to imitate the markings in gems or enamel.

Indeed, the meanings to the representation of the snake in those years were different and varied.
Some deriving from the Christian religion, others from popular tradition and not least also the meanings attributed by Queen Victoria herself, who in those years fully embodied the role of the influencer of customs and traditions, especially in the field of jewelry.

Queen Victoria had several serpent jewels from her girlhood, some made entirely of hair, and these had a quite different message: the snake biting its tail to form a circle is a symbol of eternity and enduring love.

This is the reason why Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a unique engagement ring. Shaped like a serpent, the ring set with small rubies, diamonds, and an emerald, which was Queen Victoria’s birthstone.

Queen Victoria also had a number of serpent bracelets which all bore a different
meaning to her.