An absolutely outstanding English snake bangle featuring three garnet cabochons, a perfectly articulated serpent head with beautiful teeth, and scrolling hand-done gold etching. This magnificent Cleopatra bangle (snake bracelets are often termed as such when they wrap around like this) is circa 1860 and simply immaculate. A collector’s piece with a textured body, this lightweight yet substantial example is museum quality, virtually untouched by time. This bangle is in what I would consider to be as near to mint condition I have ever seen on such an example. The snake is a classic symbol of eternality, an emblem of the circle of life, and a positive insignia of love. We love this bangle and we are sure we will not have it for long.
Materials and Features:
15ct gold, garnet
Circa 1860, English
Weight: 16.0 grams
Dimensions: 7.5” inner circumference
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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15ct Cleopatra Garnet Snake Bangle c. 1860