Napoleon III Period Enamel & Diamond Snake Bangle

Napoleon III Period Enamel & Diamond Snake Bangle
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Black enamel & 18k Gold serpent bangle. Beautiful example with rose cut diamond encrusted head and tail. Bright ruby eyes.  French in origin with appropriate hallmarks. Made during the Victorian era, circa 1860-80.  Found in Paris. 

Snakes have long been used as a symbol of eternity and eternal love. Please see our Field Guide on a bit more history on this motif.  

 

There are a few repairs to the original enamel.  Inner circumference: 7.5"