The fascination for snake jewelry resulted in part because of its royal endorsement. It achieved prominance as a design source when Queen Victoria wore a snake ring given to her by Prince Albert. Snake designed jewelry was worn by Victorian ladies and the pieces were seen as tokens of love.
Designers found that the natural shapes of these creatures offered numerous design possibilities for creativity. The popularity of the snake as a subject for jewelry because the natural shape of this creature offered numerous design possibilities. During the latter part of the 1800s the craze for snake jewelry grew dramatically and women could be seen with creatures slithering around fingers, necks ,wrists and arms.
This splendid brooch is a fine example of design excellence. The brooch measures 3 inches end to end and is 14K (tested and guaranteed) with each end featured in white gold. The snake curls around the arrow and ends with the head fitted with a lovely sapphire. The snake eyes are very tiny sparkles--possibly rose cut diamonds. The brooch weighs 12.8 grams.
It is in excellent condition and will attract attention when worn on a sweater, coat or blazer.
Edwardian Snake Design Brooch
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