Vintage 1970 Mesh Serpant Necklace

Mesh snake wrap necklace has gold tone textured scales and rhinestone eyes.  Adjustable placement of clasp.

  • Unsigned
  • 21 1/4" chain

History:  The use of a serpent in jewelry has been around since the early Egyptians.  It was an intriguing duality of good and evil, fertility and rebirth, and sensuality and passion.  In the mid to late 1800's, England's Queen Victoria became an instant trendsetter with her engagement ring given to her by Prince Albert.  It featured a snake with an emerald-set head.  This was the first Victorian engagement ring ever made, typically only birth stones were only in engagement rings.  The snake represented eternal love and the emerald was her birth stones.


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