Victorian Turquoise & Gold Snake Necklace in Fitted Box

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.