Third Floor Antique Jewelry

Georgian Gold Amethyst Snake Pin

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Pre Victorian: Pre 1800: Item # 277028

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P.O. Box 223 H
Scarsdale New York 10583
973 620-0119

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This 18k brooch is English circa 1780. Designed as a coiled snake surrounding an amethyst, representing eternity. The amethyst has a crimped gold setting and is foiled back. The eye of the snake is a tiny mine cut diamond and the body is finely detailed. The brooch is small and very elegant, measuring 3/4 inches long x 5/8 inches wide. The mounts are all original and a safety chain and loop has been added. It can be used, or detached easily. The condition is excellent, actually remarkable considering it is over 200 years old.