victorian cabochon ruby 038 old cut diamond snake necklace circa 1860
victorian cabochon ruby 038 old cut diamond snake necklace circa 1860
victorian cabochon ruby 038 old cut diamond snake necklace circa 1860
victorian cabochon ruby 038 old cut diamond snake necklace circa 1860
victorian cabochon ruby 038 old cut diamond snake necklace circa 1860

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Victorian Cabochon Ruby & Old Cut Diamond Snake Necklace, circa 1860



Item #: 73AB347.

Impressive and daring. This quite exceptional snake pendant is bursting with detail and quality. Set with a pair of long oval cabochon rubies and a total of six old cut diamonds of a variety of shapes: round, cushion, oval and pear. The incredible etching and detail on the head of the snake which also features a hinged, openable, jaw. The coiled body of the snake features a cuff-clasp near the tail, meaning this can be worn at varying lengths.

Cut – Long oval cabochon rubies. The diamonds are old mine / miner cuts in a number of different shapes; round, cushion, oval and pear.

Clarity – The diamond are VS1 to VS2. The rubies are eye-clean.

Carat – The approximate ruby weight is 1.00 carat, with an estimated total diamond weight of 1.80 carat.

Circa – 1860.

Measurements – The necklace is 18 inches. The snake’s head is 4cm long by 1.8cm wide.

Metal – 18k gold. The head is marked.

£5,750 Finance