Antique Georgian Mourning Snake Necklace Rock Crystal 18ct Gold Circa 1800
Antique Georgian Mourning Snake Necklace Rock Crystal 18ct Gold Circa 1800
Antique Georgian Mourning Snake Necklace Rock Crystal 18ct Gold Circa 1800
Antique Georgian Mourning Snake Necklace Rock Crystal 18ct Gold Circa 1800
Antique Georgian Mourning Snake Necklace Rock Crystal 18ct Gold Circa 1800
Antique Georgian Mourning Snake Necklace Rock Crystal 18ct Gold Circa 1800

Antique Georgian Mourning Snake Necklace Rock Crystal 18ct Gold Circa 1800

c. 1800 United Kingdom

Offered by The Antique Jewellery Group

£1,250 gbp
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An exquisite antique Mourning snake necklace from the Georgian era made up of three different shades of lovely brown hair which is plaited beautifully to create one thick strand.

Mourning jewellery was sometimes created from strands of hair and was used as a souvenir to remember a loved one so that a piece of them was always kept close to the wearer.

The piece is finished with a fabulous 18ct Yellow Gold snake head and tail which forms a hook clasp. Both sections feature beautiful engraved detail and the head is crowned with a clear Rock Crystal which showcases plaited hair underneath as well.

Serpent jewellery often represented love, loyalty and friendship. The depiction of a snake swallowing its tail was also a symbol of eternal love.

This truly is a wonderful find, beautifully preserved and steeped in history.

WEIGHT: 18 grams

MEASURES: 13 inches in length

HEAD CLASP MEASURES: 9mm across x 32mm length x height depth

METAL: 18ct Yellow Gold

STONES: Rock Crystal

AGE: Georgian, Circa 1800 - 1830

ORIGIN: United Kingdom

CONDITION: Good, one small fault on the side of the Rock Crystal
Excellent
Stock Code
19-552
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