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SerpentEarrings with Garnet Cabochonsand Emerald Eyes
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Each of these phenomenal late Georgian snake earrings have faceted emerald eyes and a head set with a deep purplish red garnet in the shape of a witch's heart. The back-to-front closures fasten at the top of each tooth-filled mouth. The wires feature loops that were probably designed to be attached to a wig, but for our more modern purposes, they will rest at the back of the earlobe to stabilize the weight of the earrings and keep them facing forward.

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  • Materials

    18k yellow gold, garnet cabochons (in the shape of a witch's heart!), faceted emeralds

  • Age

    c. 1820-30

  • Condition

    Excellent

  • Size

    4.4cm length, 1.6cm width

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