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VictorianCoiled Serpent Hair Banglewith Garnets and Turquoise

A flexible and I swear, COMFORTABLE bracelet just came to us. Her body is woven hair, which is soft and in remarkable condition. Repoussé head and tail are 10k gold. The engraving is lovely, her glittery red garnet eyes are fierce, and turquoise cabochons let us know that she is 100% Victorian. A snake bracelet that Queen Victoria would have been proud of.


  • Materials

    Hair, 10k gold, 2 x 1.8mm garnet cabochon eyes, 11 mixed round and oval turquoise cabochons.

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition


  • Size

    Inner circumference is 6". Head and neck measure 1.5" x .5", tail 7/8" x 1/4".

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