This gorgeous snake necklace is set in 14KT yellow gold. It may be 15KT if this piece was made in England, however the marks do not indicate the country of origin. It was made circa 1850 with beautiful workmanship. The detail of the head is fine and it is set with 66 Round Cabochon turquoises. As traditional, the eyes are rubies. This snake has a fierce head with finely carved teeth. The body of the necklace is a beautiful snake-like link which flows beautifully, almost like a slithering serpent. This piece is completed by a safety chain and is in excellent condition. The necklace measures 16 inches in length.
Ruby Shape: Cabochon Cut Hue: Red Tone: Dark Saturation: Strong Clarity: Moderately Included Cut: Good
Turquoise Shape: Cabochon Cut Hue: Greenish Blue Tone: Medium Saturation: Strong Clarity: Eye Clean Cut: Good
The total weight of the item is 30.7 grams.
This necklace is accompanied by an appraisal, by a GIA-certified appraiser, and the estimated retail replacement value is $4,000 in 2012.
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