Georgian Gold, Turquoise, Ruby and Garnet Snake Mourning Necklace with Hair Memento

$ 2,015.00
- Antique Turquoise and Garnet Serpent Necklace
- c. 1800-1820
- 15k yellow gold, Persian turquoise, ruby, foil-backed garnet, hair
- Found (and most likely made) in England

This spectacular Georgian or Regency-period necklace is one of the best pieces of antique snake jewelry we have come across. In rich 15k yellow gold, this elegantly abstract serpent features graduated cabochon-cut genuine Persian turquoise, ruby eyes, and a wonderful 2-carat foil-backed garnet drop featuring a woven hair locket at the back. Converted to a necklace from a pin, on a modern 14k yellow gold rolo chain.

- Width: 1.75" / 4.5 cm
- Length: 2" / 5 cm
- Weight: 11.3 grams
- Chain length: 18" / 45.75 cm

Excellent antique. No noted flaws.
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