A Pair Of Victorian Ruby And Diamond Serpent Earrings
A pair of Victorian ruby and diamond serpent earrings, encrusted with old-cut diamonds estimated to weigh 1 carat in total, and faceted rubies with estimated total weigh 1 carat, accompanied by GCS Report 5776-3402 stating to be of Burmese origin with no indication of heating, all set in silver to yellow gold back, each with an green garnet-set eye, later post and scroll fittings, circa 1880, measuring approximately 21x11mm, gross weight 8.92 grams.
A charming pair of earrings. These earrings are crafted in the shape of small serpents with lively diamond bodies, vibrant ruby chests, and bright green garnet eyes. These lovely earrings follow in the popular Victorian tradition of jewellery shaped like serpents: serpents appear in rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings from this period.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.