Jewellery with secret meanings
1. Snake or serpents
Queen Victoria’s engagement ring from Prince Albert was a snake with its tail in its mouth. This was a symbol of eternal and everlasting love. Peaking in the 1840s, the snake represented wisdom and eternity during this period and was the popular motif on rings, bracelets, brooches and necklaces.
A late 19th century 18ct gold snake hinged bangle, with sapphire highlight. Stamped 750. Inner diameter 5.8cm. 20.2gm.
Overall condition very good. Sapphire is a deep blue hue, well saturated, with good clarity and typical inclusions and in good condition.