Early Victorian 18kt Silver & Rose Cut Diamond Snake Pin/Pendant
A gorgeous snake pin from the Early Victorian (ca1850) era! This wonderful piece is made of silver topped 18kt yellow gold and has a beautiful diamond encrusted surface. The piece represents a detailed snake, whose body coils and loops to form a clover-like shape, with the snake's head comprising the center and its tail tucked under its neck. Sparkling rose cut diamonds line its tail and body, representing its scales. Set in the center of the snake's head is a single Mine Cut diamond, resting above two delicate ruby eyes. The underside of the piece reveals a smooth gold setting, which still shows the engraved year "1890." The convertible design has a swinging bail at at the top and a removable gold pin back, allowing the piece to be either hung on a chain or fastened to a favorite garment. A stunning and very artistic piece, it's perfect for any snake lover and would make a fantastic addition to any collection!
Measurements: The piece measures 7/8" wide, 3/4" tall, and approximately 1/4" at the thickest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver topped gold setting or to any of the rose cut diamonds, all of which are intact. The swinging bail and removable bar pin are secure and in good working condition.