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Victorian Mourning Snake Necklace

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A Victorian plaited hair necklace. This fine example of Victorian mourning jewellery is formed of woven hair, terminated with the head and tail of a snake. Iconically Victorian, mourning Jewellery was used as a form of private worship or mourning for a loved one. The symbolism of the snake represents; love, wisdom and eternity. The 18ct gold snake is set with emerald eyes. 

This necklace may also be worn as a bracelet, wrapped a couple of times around the wrist.

The Details

  • Circa: 1850
  • Weight: 12.7g
  • Length: 14.5 inches
  • Hallmark: Tested as 18ct gold
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