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

£3,500.00Price
  • 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.