Victorian Gold Serpent Bracelet

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Victorian Gold Serpent Bracelet

This Victorian gold serpent bracelet of European artisanship is crafted in 15ct yellow gold, weighs 43.2g and measures 24 inches long (in stretched position) and ranges between 7.5mm and 13.5mm wide. This authentic, aesthetically alluring and classically elegant Victorian serpent bracelet of European workmanship depicts an immaculately crafted coiled serpent sculptured in textured yellow gold to produce the natural and anatomically accurate scales of the snake's skin. The serpent's head and jaws are depicted with precision and attention to detail, while a pair of antique-cut rubies cumulatively weighing 0.06cts, graded 'crimson' color and 'good' clarity constitute and draw attention to the serpent's fiery eyes. The flexible nature of the 'coils' and the open ends of this exquisite Victorian serpent bracelet allow versatility of convenient size adjustment. This authentic, lovingly worn 19th century Victorian work of art has survived the considerable passage of time and is in good ..More

This Victorian gold serpent bracelet of European artisanship is crafted in 15ct yellow gold, weighs 43.2g and measures 24 inches long (in stretched position) and ranges between 7.5mm and 13.5mm wide. This authentic, aesthetically alluring and classically elegant Victorian serpent bracelet of European workmanship depicts an immaculately crafted coiled serpent sculptured in textured yellow gold to produce the natural and anatomically accurate scales of the snake's skin. The serpent's head and jaws are depicted with precision and attention to detail, while a pair of antique-cut rubies cumulatively weighing 0.06cts, graded 'crimson' color and 'good' clarity constitute and draw attention to the serpent's fiery eyes. The flexible nature of the 'coils' and the open ends of this exquisite Victorian serpent bracelet allow versatility of convenient size adjustment. This authentic, lovingly worn 19th century Victorian work of art has survived the considerable passage of time and is in good condition except for two unnoticeable slightly 'squashed' spots on the serpent's body.

Serpents have long symbolized the concept of eternity and used as a talisman for longevity, health, and vitality. To the Aztec Indians the snake was a symbol of the sun and denoted the concept of perpetual time. The serpent was an important symbol to the ancient Egyptians and Egyptian divinities were depicted with snakes around their heads as a symbol of power. In India, the serpent served as a talisman for knowledge, wisdom, and understanding and in the Greek mythology, serpents were sacred to the great god of medicine, Aesculapius, from the idea that its life id renewed each time their skin is shed. Aesculapius carried a staff called a 'caduceus' around which was entwined a serpent as a symbol of health. It was from the staff of Aesculapius that the modern symbol of medical science was derived. For the Romans, serpent was the god of the household and rings in the form of a coiled serpent were worn to preserve health. A rebirth of the serpent in jewelry took place when Prince Albert presented a serpent engagement ring to Queen Victoria and the serpent was worn as a talisman of good luck, in vogue throughout the Victorian era.

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Center Stone Details
Stone:Ruby
Cut:Antique
Carat Weight: 0.06cts
Color: Crimson
Clarity: Good
Other Stones
 
 
Item Details
Measurements: 24in(L) x 7.5-13.5mm(W)
Weight:43.2g
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