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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
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  The SNAKE or serpent was the symbol of royalty and deity in early Egyptian society. Victorian jewelry often used an entwined snake to symbolize infinity and eternal love. Over the years the snake has also come to symbolize sexuality, rebirth and wisdom.

While serpent motif jewelry goes far back in history, it's popularity really spread starting in the 1840s and peaked between then and the 1860s (Understanding Jewellery, Bennett, pages 88 & 104). But as far as I am concerned, it is timeless and unique in both it's art and symbolism.
Snakes & Serpents
JEWELRY

 

 VICTORIAN Whitby jet snake necklace with heart dangle, graduated sized beads, 18" with beads ranging from 1/3" to 2". See a similar version of a snake necklace on page 122 of  Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".   View   #V31294 

CHATELAINE sterling chatelaine. Suspended from a snake in the symbol of infinite love 2-1/2" brooch are: a 2" notepad and pencil; 2" pocket knife; 3-7/8" perfume with tiny glass stopper; 1-1/8" powder and puff; 2" mirror and photo oval, all with matching motif.  View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View  #a26465 

  VICTORIAN jet Roman style snake necklace with segmented body, 17" long and from 1/2" down to 1/3" wide bead body. The head is 1" by 5/8" and the heart is 5/8".    View   View  #V31839

 

     VICTORIAN Whitby jet snake wrap-around bracelet, 15" long and 5/16" wide. See page 83 of Helen Muller's book "Jet".  Similar piece seen in Helen Mueller's "Jet" on page 83;  in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 2nd Ed" page 32 and 3rd edition page 51; and in Becker's "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" on page 54. View   #V26676   VICTORIAN very unusual textured, black enameled metal segments strung on flat coiled wire snake bracelet with wooden carved head and tail, symbol of infinite love, 9" by 1/2".   View   #V28836        VICTORIAN Whitby jet snake bracelet, 16" total, 1/3" wide each segment. Similar piece seen in Helen Mueller's "Jet" on page 83 and in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 2nd Ed" page 32 and 3rd edition page 51.  #V28553

 

   VICTORIAN  Whitby jet snake bracelet with beautifully carved head, about 18" long and 1-3" to 1-8" wide. See page 83 of Helen Muller's book "Jet".  Similar piece seen in Helen Mueller's "Jet" on page 83;  in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 2nd Ed" page 32 and 3rd edition page 51; and in Becker's "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" on page 54.   #V29886 VICTORIAN lady wearing her cameo and matching jet bracelets.   View   View   View   #V29919 VICTORIAN Whitby jet snake bracelet, hand carved head and tail and faceted body, shown in Helen Muller's "Jet" page 83, extended bracelet is 14" long and the snake head is 1-1/4" long and 1/2" wide.    View   #V31828

 

 VICTORIAN Whitby jet snake bracelets, matched set, 14" by approximately 1/3" each. Although the Victorians often wore bracelets in matched sets, it is VERY rare to find one in jet snakes like this.   View  View   #V32619 

VICTORIAN chalcedony brooch encircled by a snake holding a pear, red and aqua rhinestones, 2". The setting is textured rolled yellow gold, as though the snake wraps twice around the center. While the snake was a popular Victorian jewelry motif, a snake holding a pear is an unusual design. According to the Wheaton College article HERE, "the pear was sometimes seen as the alternate fruit of the fall", but then it is also seen as a symbol of the Virgin and Christ Child because of it's sweetness.    View   View   #V33505

  VICTORIAN French jet (black glass) snake coil bracelet with wire-strung faceted segments, 18" long and about 1/3" wide.    #V32600 

 

VICTORIAN karat yellow gold snake necklace with garnet cabochons and faceted garnet eyes, interesting snake-scale chain and etched design on snake's head, 17" with snake's head and leaf 2".   View   View   View   View   View   #V32446

VICTORIAN 15ct yellow gold and garnet cabochons snake pierced earrings, total length 1-7/8".    #V32446 and V32563

VICTORIAN 15ct yellow gold and garnet cabochons snake pierced earrings, total length 1-7/8".  View  View   View   Both   #V32563

 

VICTORIAN karat yellow gold snake bracelet with garnet cabochons and faceted garnet eyes, etched design on snake's head, double hinged, 8-1/2" total length with 5/8" wide snake head, can be worn on wrist size 5-1/2" to 7".   View   View   View   #V32799

VICTORIAN 18 karat yellow gold snake necklace with garnet cabochons and faceted garnet eyes, heart shaped dangle from snake's mouth has hair compartment on the reverse, interesting snake-scale chain and intricate design on snake's head, circa 1850, 19-3/4" with snake's head and heart 2-1/2".    View   View   View      #V32798 

VICTORIAN snake jewelry with garnets set in yellow gold. All

 

 
VICTORIAN 15 karat snake infinity brooch with garnet cabochon head and eyes and a lovely genuine pearl drop, it has no marks but tests 14-15k, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4".  The snake has delicately engraved scales on and behind his head. This style snake symbolized eternal love in the Victorian era, a promise of love or friendship.   View   #V37140 VICTORIAN ring with a 5.70 carat garnet cabochon foiled underneath set in 15ct yellow gold and marked as such inside the band, circa 1890, size 7, made in England. This has been professionally resized in the past, markings "625 15k".  View   View   View   #V37625  

 

VICTORIAN 15 karat yellow gold and pearl boxed snake bangle with locket, with original box fitted for this bracelet, 6" by 1-1/3" at front with drop and 1/4" band. The heart open to a tiny secret locket, probably too small but for the tiniest of photos. This bracelet weighs about .48 ounces. Because it is 6" around the inside, it fits a wrist slightly smaller than that. The unusual original box adds to this lovely treasure and is perfect for displaying it. It has obviously been well cared for all it's life.   View   View   View   View   View   #V34085 VICTORIAN sterling and cut coral beads coil bangle in the form of a Chinese dragon serpent with ruby eyes, 7" and adjustable by about 5/16" thick. The workmanship is exquisite as the pictures show, with well defined features and an artistic design. Under the tail is a hallmarked, which looks like a boar's head and the maker's mark "FM" with a branch between the letters.   View   View   View   #V34086 VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold snake ring with turquoise head and ruby eyes, size 7-1/2, weight .25 ounces, about 1/3" wide at front. Note the detailed scales and well-crafted face.   View   #V34051

 

 

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold snake bracelet with red and green garnets set in embossed head. The bracelet has two hinged sections so it is easy to get on, and one has a replacement pin, repaired long ago in it's history. It comes in it's own fitted box, 6-1/3" and 1" wide at the front. The snake was a symbol of eternal love. A snake bracelet is shown on page 28 of the book "Queen Victoria: a Life in Jewellery" by Gere and Rudoe.    View   View   View    View   View  #V34762

VICTORIAN gilt gold tone matte finish locket with unusual and very nice snake bail, sweet little girls picture on the back, circa 1880, total length 2-1/2", locket only 1-3/4" by 1-1/3".   View   View   #V34680

 

 

 

VICTORIAN carnelian, gold, turquoise snake earrings, total length 2". These came to me in an earring box marked "Herbert Dinsdale, 98 Stricklandgate, Kendal", but I do not know if this was the original box.   View    View   View   View   #V32109

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold snake bracelet with Persian turquoise head and garnet eyes, snake 1-1/2" by 3/4", total 7". A study of the snake bracelet worn by Queen Victoria for her Accession Council in 1837 can be seen in the book "Queen Victoria: a Life in Jewellery" by Gere and Rudoe on page 22.  View   View   View   #V32252

SIGNET 14k yellow gold ring with medical "Caducaus" entwined snake, size 5-3/4.   View   #K23878

 

 

 

VICTORIAN gold filled snake brooch with green and red rhinestones and etched design on head, 1-3/4".   View   #V29250    

   "Fine rolled gold plate brooches."
Including a snake brooch.
RCF Catalogue 1892

SMITH & PEPPER 9 carat yellow gold coil snake bracelet with tiny ruby eyes, hallmarked "S&P, crown-375-anchor-c" and "steel spring" on the back of the snake head, about 12-1/2" long and 1/4" wide.   View   View   View   #G33018

 

VICTORIAN silver snake earrings in silver with banded agate cabochons and drops, 14k yellow gold wires, 2-5/8" total length.   View   View   #V31982 VICTORIAN sterling snake wrap bracelet circa 1880, total length 21-3/4" by 5/16", spreads about 3" wide on wrist.    View   #V32410 VICTORIAN chatelaine clip with serpents and scrolls design, "LL Sterling 230", 2".   View   View   #A28841 

 

 
CHATELAINE sterling silver snake chatelaine with cigar cutter tool, a clover mark and "sterling" on back, snake brooch top is 3" and the longest chain is 4-3/4". Great way to start your own chatelaine collecting tools that you like.      View   View   View   View   #Q63953 VICTORIAN silver snake coil bangle, wearable length around 6-5/8", total length 7" by 1-1/4" wide at the front. The coiled double snake heads were a symbol of eternal love. There is a slight dimple at the top of one knob, as seen in picture.   View   View    #V35504 SNAKE silver snake hinged bangle with red eyes and a blue cabochon in his mouth, 7". There is nice scale detail on his head and neck.  View   View   #N64169  

 

 
SNAKE bangle in gold tone with purple rhinestones in his head, total length 9-1/2" by 1/3" wide, perfect fit for a standard sized wrist.   View   #Q34511  EDWARDIAN 9 karat rose gold and garnets snake ring, hallmarks inside of band for Birmingham 1913, size 13 for a man or a larger woman's hand, weight approximately .16oz. The snake was the symbol for infinity and eternal love.  View   View  #V34624  VICTORIAN sterling silver snake bangle with red eyes, hallmarked "pat. A re--(illegible) sterling silver", 12" by about 1/4"+ and about 8" around the inside when relaxed. This is one inch larger in diameter than a standard bangle and could be worn as an upper arm bangle.   View   View   #V33729

 

VICTORIAN hair brooch, tiny two-sided glass covered compartments, snake frame, 1". In Victorian times, the snake was the symbol of eternal love.   View   #V27356  

VICTORIAN snake of lava segments strung on a wire coil bracelet circa 1880, 10-3/4" by about 1/4" to 1/2" wide.   View   #V32364

SNAKE silver tone and clear rhinestones snake wrap bracelet, marked "Patented" and approx 7-1/2" but is adjustable, circa 1930.  #Y24892    

 

   
  AGATE banded agate snake bracelet with agates set into gilt silver snake circles, 6-3/4" by 1-1/8".  View   View   #V37327  

 

SNAKE snake bangle marked "rolled gold A*D foreign", circa 1930s, 7-1/2" and 5/16" wide at the back. A*D is the mark of Andreas Daub, c. 1870-present, Germany, England & France  View   View   View   #Q33518 SILVER frog with two snakes pendant, total length 18-1/2" with 1-1/2" pendant, marked "950", possibly French.   View   View   View   #N60673 SNAKE bracelet in rolled yellow gold with segments on a wire coil, green rhinestone eyes, marked inside "Rolled Gold A*D foreign" maker Andreas Daub, a European company, adjustable7" by 1/3".   #Y33501

 

FOX MOTIF 1930s segmented brass fox necklace, the pieces are individually linked and marked "patent pending", wearable length 17", total length 19" and 1" wide. The necklace has only one hole for the closure, so can be worn only at the length shown in the photograph. It lays beautifully, being segmented as it is.   View   View    #Y37265








 
OLGA TRITT unsigned snake and apple parure probably inspired by Adam and Eve! Be sure check out how the the backs of these pieces are made and the great detail, 14-1/4" necklace with 3-1/4" front drop, bracelet 7" by 7/8", screw back earrings 7/8". According to the "palm Beach Daily News" in an article dated March 10, 1934, she had her own shop at 345 Worth Avenue "across from the Everglades Club". That article describes her crystal, diamond, precious stones and elephant hair jewelry for women and cufflinks for men. An ad in the same paper 12 days later promotes her "jewels of Individuality" and also states "great reductions on all my rare gems". This photo shown Jeanette MacDonald wearing Tritt jewelry: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2101975040/nm0531776.  A patent #161185 (118255) for Coro indicates in the references that she was making jewelry in 1949, and I have seen ads for her jewelry as late as 1971 (I think Olga's daughter Alva Davidson ran the shop after Olga passed away), stating her shop address as 18 East 57th, then 569 Madison Avenue, and later 424 Park Avenue, New York City. So far, all the other jewelry she made seems to have been fine jewelry, not costume as this set is. She died in March 1968 in New York City at age 81.  View   View   View   #Y36286 FOX  segmented fox necklace, bracelet and earrings circa 1930 in gold tone with green rhinestone eyes, necklace wearable length is 16-1/2" by 1", bracelet 7" by 1", screw back earrings 1".    View   View   View   View   #Y37375








 

 

 

 

 

SASH pin with a serpent curling around an amethyst-colored rhinestone. It is 3" wide and has the older style c-clasp, circa 1900.   View    #i16557

SNAKE paste snake bracelet with purple and clear pastes set in silver tone, blue cabochon head and faux cut steel accents, 7" long.   View   #Q35001

STERLING snake coil bracelet, marked "925" and "R", 25-1/2" by 3/16". This is dramatic, like Cleopatra's asp, and great fun to wear.  View   #N36027

 

  DECO cream colored celluloid snake coil bracelet with inset steel points and red rhinestones, as is because it is missing a lot of the points, visible only upon close examination but still as is and priced accordingly. The relaxed wearable size is 7-1/4" and 7/16" wide. This does open just a bit to slide it on, but it will not fit a larger hand. It is 2-1/4" across the inside, and by comparison the typical bakelite bangle is 2-1/2".  View   View   View e   #Q31534

SNAKE celluloid faux tortoise colored snake bracelet with clear and chartreuse rhinestone and metal studs, larger size at 8-1/4" and about 1/2" wide.   View   #Q34999

 

DECO cream colored celluloid snake coil bracelet with inset steel points and red and clear rhinestones, all in place. The relaxed wearable size is 7-1/4" and 7/16" wide. This does open just a bit to slide it on, but it will not fit a larger hand. It is 2-1/4" across the inside, and by comparison the typical bakelite bangle is 2-1/2".  View   #Q37706

 

    PLASTIC snake upper arm bangle with rhinestones and metal tip brads, 9-1/2".   View   #B29753

    SNAKE tortoise colored snake bracelet with tiny metal necklace and rhinestone eyes, 8" by 1/4".   #B27706

    SNAKE green plastic snake wrap bracelet with rhinestone eyes, 1/3" wide.   #B26596

 

LEA STEIN snake wrap bracelet, shocking pink snakeskin-textured, fits about a 6-1/2" wrist and is about 1/2" wide. Circa 1970s, shown on page106 of Moro's "European Jewelry".   #B31786 PLASTIC green marbled snake bracelet with gold rhinestones and red eyes, 7" by about 3/4".    View   #B61777 WHITING DAVIS gold tone snake coil bracelet, total length 11" by 5/8" wide.   View   #X34342

 

     MAZER Joseph Mazer textured gold tone hinged snake bracelet with rhinestone eyes and tail tip, 7" by 1".  View   #M25950  

MADE IN FRANCE three swords fur clip, a HUGE 5-3/4" long and 4" wide. Red, white and black enamel on gold tone metal. The sword hilts are formed of curled snakes with clown faces at the base of each one.  Marked "Made in France"  View   View   View   View  #Y27840  

ART gold tone and white enamel snake brooch with green and orange rhinestones, 2-1/3". #X26415

 

    HAR serpent (cobra) necklace of enameled gold tone and rhinestones, 17" by 2" with matching 1-1/2" by 1-1/4" earrings.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View

HAR serpent brooch  View

    HAR serpent (cobra) necklace of enameled gold tone and rhinestones, 17" by 2".

 

 AGATE sterling vermeil serpent and banded agate ring, size 7.   View   #G29436

PAULINE RADER gold tone snake brooch with green cabochon and clear rhinestones pave head and red cabochon eyes, 3-1/3".   View   #X60671

      KOL 14k yellow gold dragon ring with jade cabochon, ruby eye, size 7-1/2, 1" across front.   View   #G28729  

 

 
SNAKE motif hinged bangle with aqua headed snakes holding a red glass ball between them and accented by red and clear rhinestones and white enameling on gold tone metal, wearable size about 6-1/2".   View   #Y66200  BOUCHER snake brooch with blue and green mini cabochons set in textured gold tone, marked on the back "Boucher" and the number 1063P, 2-1/3".   View   #M63174  

 

REFERENCES:

Georgian Jewellery, 1714-1830 by Dawes & Collings

Victorian Jewelry by Davidov & Dawes
Understanding Jewellery, David Bennett
 

 

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