This darling Victorian era Continental European pendant dates from around 1880-1890.
It has been reimagined from an antique brooch and is a gorgeous pendant now. The original pin and hinge have been used to make an articulated bale. The pendant is hallmarked with 585 for 14 karat gold on reverse.
This beauty features a slithering snake coiled around a deep blue enamel disk. The disk is set with a foil and pinched set silver setting, high, proud and very twinkly ! The entire brooch is made in gold and the silver setting for the diamond is a beautifully contrasting exception.
Snakes are a symbol of fertility and life creation. Because they shed their skin they are also symbols of rebirth, transformation, healing and immortality - a powerful idea. No wonder they have been a sought after and popular theme in jewellery through the ages !
The pendant measures 31.81 total length with the bale while the serpent itself is 28.14 mm long and 10.52 mm wide at its widest point.
It weighs 2.8 grams. It is in great antique condition.
We love .... this gorgeous, jewelled symbol, a wonderful antique treasure. A reminder of beauty which is our journey of life.
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Antique Continental European Diamond Enamel Snake Pendant
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