Vintage Snake Bangle Bracelet

REF # KJL423B1

Vintage Snake Bangle Bracelet

This Vintage Bracelet from the 1950's is constructed in solid 18k yellow gold and stamped '121NA'. Measuring 14inches long and coiling the wrist several times, hollow Hissing Sid measures 1.5cm wide and 7mm deep, bearing a serpent head with fierce teeth and a forked tongue to retrain the teenage sense of entitlement! Red enamel eyes and a pointed tail ensure that this slithery serpent, ingeniously constructed with interlocking gold scales cleverly diminishing to a tail tip, coils tightly around your wrist, no matter its size, never sliding, never resting. As a symbol of wisdom and eternity, the serpent had wound its way through the history of jewelry design since antiquity. Popular in Greek and Roman jewelry, both for its decorative potential and its talismanic properties, it was revived in the 1840's in the form of articulated necklaces with gold scale-like linking, the entire body being set with turquoise or diamonds. Less ..More

This Vintage Bracelet from the 1950's is constructed in solid 18k yellow gold and stamped '121NA'. Measuring 14inches long and coiling the wrist several times, hollow Hissing Sid measures 1.5cm wide and 7mm deep, bearing a serpent head with fierce teeth and a forked tongue to retrain the teenage sense of entitlement! Red enamel eyes and a pointed tail ensure that this slithery serpent, ingeniously constructed with interlocking gold scales cleverly diminishing to a tail tip, coils tightly around your wrist, no matter its size, never sliding, never resting. As a symbol of wisdom and eternity, the serpent had wound its way through the history of jewelry design since antiquity. Popular in Greek and Roman jewelry, both for its decorative potential and its talismanic properties, it was revived in the 1840's in the form of articulated necklaces with gold scale-like linking, the entire body being set with turquoise or diamonds. Less costly versions consisted of a gold body with gem-set heads and tails. Snakes reappeared in the 1830's but they did not develop a following until the 1840's appearing in the form of necklaces in France. By early Victorian England, snakes were the most favored of all decorative subjects. As a decorative motif, the serpent has a profound mythological significance, symbolically connecting to wisdom, eternity and ancestral power. The revulsion for reptiles made the snake a mysterious fascination, consequently demand exceeded supply for a short period. A particular favorite of Queen Victoria whose betrothal ring was snake-shaped to signify eternity, this vile serpent was juxtapositioned, mounted with a heart in his mouth, signifying love.

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Measurements: 14in(L) x 1.5cm(W)
Weight:79.6g
REF # KJL423B1
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