Vintage Ruby + Emerald Snake Turbogas Collar 16" 9k Gold
Vintage collar necklace in the shape of a coiled snake in a 70's revival of Victorian Egyptian Revival style, in a rosy gold color. The head of the snake is set with emerald eyes, with rubies adorning the top of the head, and similarly, the tail has a line of graduated rubies as well. Both pieces are beautifully detailed, engraved with the texture of scales. The body of the snake is made up of a turbogas style chain, flexible and slightly stretchy. Finished with a box clasp in the back for a secure closure. An absolutely beautiful statement piece.
European fascination with ancient Egypt began in the 1800s, in the aftermath of Napoleon's invasion of the area, influencing design trends for over 100 years through the Victorian era and into the Art Deco era. Later in the 1960s and 70s, there was a resurgence of interest in the Victorian period, leading to the creation of Victorian-inspired jewelry pieces such as this one!
Assayed in London and hallmarked 375 for 9 karat gold. In good condition.
Weight: 29.23 g
Length: 16 in
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