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Victorian Diamond Snake Bracelet

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40-1-4724

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ABOUT THIS BRACELET

Striking barely begins to describe this exemplary early-Victorian snake bracelet - circa 1840 - magnificently handcrafted in silver over rich 18K yellow gold and packed to the hilt with over 12 carats of bright-white old mine-cut diamond sparklers, including a .70 carat old-mine cushion-cut on top of his head. The six-section bangle is masterfully hand-engraved with a highly stylized scalar texture and colored with cobalt blue enamel, most of which is worn off on the bottom half (below the wrist). We've decided to keep this magnificent, museum-quality jewel entirely original, though if you wish, we can have it re-enameled at a cost (not recommended).

Details

Materials:
Silver over 18 Karat Gold
Length:
7 inch
Width:
1 3/16 inch
Gram Weight:
64.5 gm
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

1 Old Mine Cut Diamond

Carat Weight:
0.70 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
6.40-6.30 mm
Color:
G
Clarity:
SI1

187 Mixed Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
10.00 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
1.00-3.50 mm
Color:
H-I-J-K-G
Clarity:
VS-SI-SI1-I1

6 Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
1.60 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
3.60-4.80 mm
Color:
G-H-I-J
Clarity:
VS2-SI1-SI2
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
12.30

Georgian Jewelry

True antiques, Georgian jewels are the earliest pieces in our collection. Lovely foil-backed stones in mixed-metal settings were made to shine by candlelight over dinner and in the drawing rooms of their genteel wearers. Many pieces were made in memory of loved ones or as “memento mori”—literal reminders of mortality that Georgians saw as sophisticated, rather than morbid. While the delicacy of Georgian era settings has been replaced by more modern methods, the cuts and styles have continued to fascinate jewelry lovers.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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