Victorian 14kt Doubled Sided Diamond Snake Locket 0.50ctw
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 gorgeous and unusual diamond snake locket from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This fantastic 14kt rosy yellow gold piece is diamond-shaped with rounded corners and hangs from a simple bail. The double sided locket displays the matching image of a raised and slithering snake, whose body appears to weave through three "holes" in the surface. A sparkling old Mine Cut diamond is set near the serpent's head, and together the stones on either side weigh approximately 0.50ctw, catching the light beautifully with every turn. The snake's body is etched with subtle detail to depict scales, and together with two beaded eyes, they add a wonderful textural appeal next to the smoothy polished surface. The locket opens on the side to reveal two spaces inside to store special photographs or mementos, if desired. A simple round bail stamped with a "14K" gold purity mark rests at the top, perfect for adding to a favorite chain. This stylish Victorian locket is perfect for any snake lover and would make a fabulous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The locket hangs 1 1/2" long (including the bail at the top), measures a little more than 1" tall and wide, and is 3/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. The diamonds are intact and securely set. The bail and locket mechanism are secure and in good working condition.