Art Deco Sterling Amazonite & Tourmaline Snake Necklace
A fabulous serpent necklace from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! This gorgeous collar necklace portrays the scaled body of a snake which coils around your neck beautifully. The sterling silver links have a scale-like surface with an amazing textured appearance. The body of the serpent moves freely through the inflexible tail that coils around it, allowing you to adjust the length of the necklace. The head of the snake unscrews from the body so that the chain can be removed from the grasp of the tail. This allows you to wrap the piece around your neck and place the sterling chain back through the tail and then secure the head back in place. The head displays carvings that resemble real serpent skin, pink tourmaline eyes and a cabochon amazonite stone, bezel set, in the center of its head. Because of the curvature of the links, the necklace rests comfortably around the neck and sits right at the collar bone. It's a wonderful necklace and the ultimate piece for the snake collector!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 21 3/4" in length. The body of the serpent measures 1/4" in diameter. The head measures 5/8" at its widest point and 1/2" at its deepest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the sterling silver, or to the tourmaline or amazonite stones, all of which are intact.