Victorian 14kt Coiled Snake Charm
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 wonderful 14kt yellow gold snake charm from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This charming piece portrays a single snake, whose coiled body wraps around a vertical post. Its head protrudes through the center, which is engraved lightly with textured detail representing its facial features. At the top of the post is a small gold loop and jump ring, perfect for hanging the piece from a chain or adding it to a special charm bracelet. Perfect for any snake lover, this lovely charm would make a unique addition to any collection!
Measurements: The charm hangs approximately 7/8" long, 3/8" wide, and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the charm is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. The gold ring for hanging is secure and intact. There is a subtle natural patina on the surface of the gold, which is normal for an antique piece.