To coil and wrap around your arm! This is an amazing huge and long bracelet with snake inspired shape. Embossed brass forms the coil. The ends are also accented with colored glass jewel in red. What a statement piece this is! The golden brass coloring to the bracelet oxidized to show off the pattern. You can open up or lengthen this a bit more depending upon how you like your bracelet to fit. This is an incredible bohemian festival look that will surely get noticed!
Condition: Good vintage condition, vintage patina
Size: 3 1/2" long, can be stretched out longer if you prefer
Weight: 55.4 grams approximately
Measurement: 8" inside measurement on the larger end. This can be manipulated around a bit for size adjustment.
Please keep in mind that most Kuchi and Turkoman / Turkmen / Turkomen items are old and used items with a distinct aged patina. They are a nomadic Afghan people who have created amazing jewelry for centuries. Their colorful jewelry combines new, old, metal, beads, coins, stones and fabric. Many pieces are worn due to being used from every day wear, tribal celebrations, belly dance and wedding uses. They are made with a coin-base metal alloy.
History: Snake Jewelry - It is one of the oldest mythological symbols, and started popularity in jewelry back in ancient Egyptian times. The snake has a dual representation of good and evil, fertility and rebirth, poison and medicine. Throughout history different civilizations used serpentâs symbolism in different ways. Egyptians as royalty and deity; Rabbinical and Hinduisim, sexual desire and passion; Romans as everlasting love. Cleopatra is the most notable historic figure wearing snake jewelry however Native Americans , Nordic, Greek, and African, have used the snake symbol with different meanings. Queen Victorian made the wearing of snake jewelry popular after Prince Albert proposed with the first engagement ring. It was a snake with an emerald-set head. The snake for Victoria was an emblem of eternal love. The snake continues to be a popular symbol in jewelry.
I do not polish my vintage silver as some people like the aged patina. If you want me to polish it before shipping, just let me know! I am not an expert on vintage jewelry, but I do buy and sell what I love! Since these items are vintage, they may have a wonderful aged patina and are not meant or expected to look brand new. I treasure their imperfections as part of their charm and history.
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Big Coil Bracelet, Snake Bracelet, Brass, Kuchi, Vintage Bracelet, Red Glass, Middle Eastern, Long, Afghan