Victorian Sterling & Turquoise Snake Bangle Bracelet
The snake has been a powerful image since the Victorian era and continues to be popular even in modern jewelry. It has been an inspiration for jewelry design for ages, often used to symbolize eternity, everlasting love, life and protection.
A stunning sterling snake bracelet from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This gorgeous bangle bracelet is made of sterling silver and features a large, cabochon turquoise stone at its center. The stone is framed by a twisted wire border and on either side is a charming snake. Each snake coils around the bangle's band and the bodies lay along the surface. They are wonderfully detailed with textured, scaled bodies and a slithering tongue. The bracelet is hinged and clasps on the side and the underside of the bangle is stamped "STERLING". It's a wonderful piece and would make a great addition to any collection!
Measurements: When closed, the opening on the bracelet where your wrist would lay, measures 2 1/4" wide and 1 7/8" tall. The cabochon turquoise stone measures 1/2" tall, 5/8" at the widest point and 1/4" thick. The band of the bracelet is a little less than 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is great. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the sterling silver or to the turquoise and the clasp is secure and in good working condition. There are a few minor dings to the hollow body of the bracelet's band, however, this is hardly noticeable when the piece is worn and does not take away from the beauty of the bracelet.