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Vintage Diamond Snake Bracelet

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40-1-10088

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ABOUT THIS BRACELET

Here is one of the most fabulous and unusual snake bracelets we've come across. The hallmarks tell us it was made in the Netherlands, circa 1953-55, around the same time Victorian jewelry enjoyed a revival in the States. However, compared to our domestic counterparts, this mid-century masterpiece is virtually indistinguishable from a Victorian original. In fact, only the hallmarks gave it away. Expertly hand-fabricated in rich 18K yellow gold, the fully articulated scalar bracelet culminates in a chased, repoussé style serpent's head, crowned with 3.20 carats of bright white and sparkling old mine cushion-cut diamonds, two of which weigh about one carat each. Even the inside of the bracelet is hand- engraved to match the top. A truly special, splendid and 'striking'-ly stunning vintage adornment. Please view our entire 'Rose Cut Retrospective' here.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
7 1/4 Inch
Width:
3/4 Inch
Gram Weight:
50 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

5 Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
1.30 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:
3.50-4.50 mm
Color:
K-L-M-N
Clarity:
SI-I1

2 Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
1.90 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:
6.20 x 5.40 x 3.95 mm
Color:
L
Clarity:
SI1
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
3.20

About Vintage Jewelry

Like fine wine, fine jewelry also has a “vintage”—the design period or era from which it hails. Victorian or Edwardian, Art Deco or Retro, each piece in our collection has its own special pedigree. But just because one era ended and another began, it doesn’t mean that creative jewelry makers simply forgot the lessons of the past! Many of the jewels in our cases refuse to conform to a single design period, either by striking out on their own or showing the transition from one era to the next. When such daring dazzlers are over one hundred years old, they’re generally grouped in the antique category. Anything younger than that, but still made before 1970, fits the vintage label. Every iconic era yields both singular and transitional pieces, like the ones we’ve assembled here. Follow the link at the end of each section for more about the aesthetics and history of the period.

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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