Posted 7 years ago
One of my very favorite bracelets -- I named him Sir Hiss.... Isn't he splendid?? A bangle bracelet in the form of a serpent (undying love to the Victorians) circa 1840.
The serpent bangle is entwined with its tail wrapping underneath and around in front of the head. It has hundreds of pave set natural turquoise cabochons set in silver and backed with a gold wash. There are a couple of replacement stones.
Finely detailed metalwork holds rose cut diamonds that decorate the serpent's head and surround the tear drop shaped turquoise stone in the center. Ruby cabochon stones are used for the eyes and are collet set in yellow gold.
There are no hallmarks. Serpent came in a Russian box which he fits well, but I don't know if it is original to the piece.