Victorian 18 Carat Gold Sprung Snake Bracelet With Sugar Loaf Sapphire And Old Cut Diamonds
Wonderful antique snake bracelet circa 1860, the head set with 12 rose cut diamonds and a central sugar loaf sapphire. The snake's eyes are also two little sapphires. The sprung gold body is soft and pliable and is so comfortable to wear.
The tongue acts as the clasp and there is a safety chain and a hinged catch for added security.
weighs - 27.8g
sapphire measures - 6.5mm x 4.2mm
rose cut diamonds approx 1.9mm diameter on average
width of band at back - 10.5mm
head measures - 24.5mm (to first coil) x 13.6mm
wearable length - 7.5mm
condition - immaculate
tests as 18 carat gold
Victorian 18 Ct Gold Sprung Snake Bracelet, Sugar Loaf Sapphire & Diamonds
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.