ANTIQUE GEORGIAN MOURNING SNAKE NECKLACE. CRYSTAL 18CT GOLD CIRCA 1800.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. 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 kep.
The piece is finished with a fabulous 18ct Yellow Gold snake head and tail which forms. 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. Swallowing its tail was also a symbol of eternal love.
This truly is a wonderful find, beautifully preserved and steeped in history. MEASURES: 13 inches in length.
HEAD CLASP MEASURES: 9mm across x 32mm length x height depth. AGE: Georgian, Circa 1800 - 1830. CONDITION: Good, one small fault on the side of the Rock Crystal. PLEASE SCROLL BACK TO THE TOP TO VIEW THE CAROUSEL.OF IMAGES OF THIS LOVELY NECKLACE. Our Antique Jewellery is not kept on the premises for security reasons. Should you wish to view an item please provide 48hrs notice enabling us to collect from our secure vault. The item "ANTIQUE GEORGIAN MOURNING SNAKE NECKLACE ROCK CRYSTAL 18CT GOLD CIRCA 1800" is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Pre-1837". The seller is "laurelle_ltd" and is located in Lancaster Business Park, Lancaster. This item can be shipped worldwide.