Art Deco Sterling & Paste 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 snake bracelet from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! This gorgeous design is crafted in sterling silver and features a stylish snake motif that forms a skinny bangle. The entire surface of the bracelet is lined with a row of sparkling French paste stones, which are channel set and beautifully faceted. The snake's head and tail meet at the center, forming a subtle bypass design. Two luscious ruby-colored paste stones are set in each eye, and fine etched detail decorates the sides of the setting, adding wonderful texture. The bracelet is unhinged, and expands at the bypass design at the center to comfortably accommodate any size wrist. Stamped underneath the snake's head is "STERLING SILVER". Perfect for any snake lover, this fantastic bracelet merges effortlessly into modern day fashion, and would look fabulous paired with other similar bangles!
Measurements: The interior of the bracelet (where a wrist would rest) measures 2 1/2" wide in diameter, and would fit nicely on an average to large sized wrist. The width of the bangle measures 3/16" at the back and 3/8" at the front where the tail and head overlap.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting or to the French paste stones, all of which are intact and securely set.