A Victorian Gold Snake Stick-pin
A Victorian snake gold stick-pin, the old European-cut diamond weighing 0.34 carats surrounded by a coiled gold snake with textured finish, all in 18ct gold, to yellow gold stick pin, circa 1880, the jewelled part measuring 2.2cm long, the pin measuring 7.8cm long, gross weight 5.6 grams.
A superb Victorian stick pin that dates to 1880. During the mid to late Victorian era, snake motifs were popular in jewellery as a symbol for everlasting love. This wonderful stick-pin features a startlingly realistic gold snake curled around a dazzling third of a carat diamond. The serpent’s scales have been meticulously rendered giving this piece a sense of detail and intricacy. This antique stick-pin look handsome in the lapel of a wool jacket.
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.