Intertwined within rose and yellow gold leaves a ruby eyed snake appears with its forked tongue. This handmade gold pendant is from the Early Victorian period. It features intricate hand engraved stippling and crosshatching to define the snake and leaf textures. Tiny 1.25 mm rubies are set for the eyes and 2.75mm amethysts represent flowers among the foliate. Dangling from the the bottom branch is a seed pearl in a diamond shaped gold drop.
Representing temptation in what is surely an Adam and Eve Story this is an exceptional piece. It weighs 2.8 grams and is 1 5/8" from top of bale to end of drop. It is 1/2" wide. Circa 1840. Acid tests to be 14K gold. Shown here on a chain we offer at Kirsten's Corner it is ready for a chain of your choice or we can help you with the perfect length and chain type if you want.