Blue five-petaled pansies in jewelry meant "think of me", but what did it mean when two snakes are balancing it on their noses? Honestly, I don't know. But they are cute - check out their nostrils!
18k gold (tests), 5 pear-shaped turquoise cabochons, 1.5mm faceted ruby
Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use; locket on the underside of the head is missing its lens but has retained the fitting (theoretically this glass could be replaced to make the locket useable)
6.75, can be resized but please note that resizing may disrupt the striated patten on the shank; 10.5mm head, 1.7mm shank
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1714 — 1837
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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.
Serpents were the bodyguards of the ancient world.
Anthropomorphic, wild, and adorable, pansies were jubilantly translated into jewelry throughout the Victorian era.
A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb