Mid 19th century snake necklace in its original fitted box. 15k gold with persian turquoise and garnet eyes. HIdden locket compartment on reverse of heart. Please note there is a crack in one of the turquoise stones. This piece can be worn as a necklace or a bracelet. English in origin, circa 1870.
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.