An absolutely exquisite garnet snake bracelet from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This gorgeous piece is fairly large in size and made with 15kt yellow gold. It has a fabulous and unusual design and adorns a single garnet cabochon stone set within an ornate setting. The garnet has a smooth gold frame which is framed by two slithering snakes which coil around the stone. The snakes have a black enameled design covering the surface of their bodies which represents scales and on either side is a single old Mine Cut diamond which together have a total approximate weight of 0.40ctw. The scaled black enamel design carries onto the shoulders of the bracelet, creating a fabulous look. The bracelet is hinged and clasps on the side with a safety chain for added security. A very unusual and fantastic piece, this bracelet would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The inside of the bracelet, where your wrist would rest, measures 2 1/4" wide and 1 7/8" tall. The garnet, including the gold frame, measures approximately 3/4" wide and 1" tall and the band graduates in width measuring 1 1/8" at the widest and 3/8" at the underside.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the gold setting or to the enameling and the garnet and diamonds are intact. The clasp and hinge is secure and in good working condition.