ANTIQUE ENGLISH SNAKE HEART NECKLACE GOLD AQUAMARINE GEMS - For Sale

ANTIQUE ENGLISH SNAKE HEART NECKLACE GOLD AQUAMARINE GEMS
Price: $4250.00
Antique snake & memorial heart necklace. 15carat gold set with aquamarine and other gems (Chrysolite/topaz and garnet). Made in England, circa 1875. Total length 15 1/2 - 15 3/4 inches (from tip of tail to apex of heart). Weighs approx 19 grams. Body of the snake forms most of the necklace. Overlapping links, symbolic of scales, in graded size, narrowing to the tail. Snake head surrounded by a looping halo with delicately engraved embellishment. The loop, not only adds a subtle and delicate 3rd dimentional feel, but the infinity of the circle echoes the symbolism of the snake to the Victorians. The open-mouthed snake suspends a matching heart. Both head and heart are richly set with gems - the largest being aquamarine (pale) and others either chrysolite or topaz. Eyes are garnets. Gold wirework and chasing add to the richness of the decoration. The back of the heart is covered with a crystal, enclosing a locket of hair of a beloved person. The clasp is secure, although the opening is a little rough at the edges (not visible when worn). Quality of work is very good with craftsmen going all the way in the richness of the embellishments. The necklace looks fabulous sitting just below the nape of the neck. Neutral coloured stones match any outfit. No hallmarks, but tests for 15carat gold. Very good condition. Status: For Sale Reference#: 4194 Condition: good Year: 1860 Title: ANTIQUE ENGLISH SNAKE HEART NECKLACE GOLD AQUAMARINE GEMS

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Brenda Ginsberg Art & Antiques
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Email : antiques@brendaGinsberg.com
Phone : 954-415-0622

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