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Victorian Snake Encircling Matrix Turquoise Pendant

A cabochon of turquoise matrix is encircled by a gold serpent with finely rendered scales. The brownish elements - sandstone - are remnants of the host rock within the turquoise. Formerly a stickpin, we've converted this later 19th century snake into a pendant and added a new 14k gold chain.


  • Materials

    14k (tests), 10mm matrix turquoise cabochon, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1890

  • Condition

    Very good - converted from a stickpin into a pendant

  • Size

    1" x 1/2", 18" chain

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please note:Terms of Sale

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.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Snakes:Fertility, Power, Wisdom, Renewal and Healing.

Serpents were the bodyguards of the ancient world.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Turquoise:Health, Luck and Friendship

A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb