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$ 33,500

Antique English Turquoise, Diamond, Ruby and Gold Serpent Necklace

Period 19th Century
Dimensions
H. 15 in;
H. 38.1 cm;
Creation Date Circa 1860.
Description An English Antique 18 karat gold necklace with turquoise, diamonds and rubies. The necklace has a body and head composed of cabochon turquoises, rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .24 carats, and rubies with an approximate total weight of .10 carats.

"Turquoise is also seen in profusion on necklaces in the form of the ouroboros, or snake biting its tail; like the forget-me-not this ancient symbol stressed the metaphor of eternal love." Geoffrey Munn in The Triumph of Love Jewelry 1530-1930, page 64.

Similar discussed in The Triumph of Love Jewelry 1530-1930, by Geoffrey C. Munn, Thames and Hudson, 1993, pages 64 and 96.
Styles / Movements Fine Jewelry
Dealer Reference Number N-17587
Incollect Reference Number 191026
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