A stunning 9ct gold Sprung Snake Design bracelet, with Ruby Eyes, 1963
With beautifully detailed chased gold detail on the head, and a pair of ruby eyes.
This striking bracelet coils to fit any wrist due to the inner sprung steel construction.
Hallmarks for Birmingham 1963 , 9 Carat, and the company 'S&P' Also stamped 'steel spring' - maybe a patented design?
Total length 12"
Head measures 1" long
Smith And Pepper 9 Carat Gold Coiled Snake Bangle 1963
Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. They were very popular during the Victorian era. Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a snake ring for her engagement to symbolise protection and eternal love.