A mid Victorian gold, enamel and gem-set snake necklace. The...

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A mid Victorian gold, enamel and gem-set snake necklace. The blue enamel head and scrolling tail, with ruby cabochon eyes and vari-cut diamond and split pearl crest, suspending a blue enamel heart locket, to the snake-link chain. Estimated total diamond weight 0.10ct. Length 45cms. Weight 25.6gms.

More Information

  • Overall condition good to fair. Surface scratches in keeping with general age and wear.
  • Missing decorative surmount to drop. Locket with woven hair inset.
  • Some stones likely replacements, has evidence of re-enamelling and repair work.
  • Diamonds well matched.
  • Diamonds bright.

  • Cut and setting of rose-cut diamonds prevents total carat weight estimation.
  • Individual size and setting of diamonds prevents accurate colour and clarity assessment.

  • Diamonds have small light and dark inclusions.
  • Enamel has a medium to deep blue hue and is in good condition.
  • Split pearls have been untested for natural origin.
  • Split pearls have a creamy white hue and are in good condition with minor pitting.
  • Rubies have a light to medium pinkish red hue, with good clarity and typical inclusions.
  • Rubies are in good condition.
  • Please see the Important Notices for Purchasers for coloured gemstones.

  • Condition reports are offered as a guide only and we highly recommend inspecting any lot to satisfy yourself as to its condition.

  • For any further questions you may have on this lot, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Randall at ben@fellows.co.uk

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    Auction Date:
    15th Mar 18 at 11am GMT
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