Gold, enamel, pearl, and diamond snake necklace

7.800 €
Expertise and authentication
Secure delivery
Digital certificate
Rare old necklace in the shape of a snake, composed of a body with articulated scales in 14 Kt yellow gold (hallmark: scallop shell ) , a head partly decorated with turquoise blue enamel and fine pearls, and eyes set with garnet cabochons. The snake holds in its mouth a medallion also decorated with enamel and a fine pearl surrounded by rose-cut diamonds. Secret compartment on the back decorated with braided hair under a glass plate. Victorian work, English, mid-19th century, circa 1860. Gross weight: 16.78 g Pendant height: 5.00 cm Chain length: 37.00 cm Condition: slight micro scratches, oxidation, and shocks on the gold parts, slight wear on the stones and enamel, see photos. The snake is a strong symbol in many cultures: emblem of the pharaohs, tempter of Eve, it is also found in the honor of sentimental jewelry from the 19th century. Biting its tail, it forms a perfect circle and becomes the symbol of infinite love. All our necklaces.
  • Necklace model : Beads
  • Gem : Pearl
  • Reference : 8927962104135
Delivery & Returns

The Buyer has the choice between several delivery methods:

  • Home delivery by courier only for Orders delivered within Paris.
  • Home delivery by La Poste Colissimo and DHL for Orders delivered worldwide, in order to provide you with the best service.

All packages are insured at declared value.

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You can return your order within 14 days after receipt of the package, provided that the product has not been worn and that the jewelry has its original packaging (label, plastic and pouch).

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Authentication & Certification

Charlotte Rey and Anne Borde help individuals who ask themselves a thousand questions when selling their jewelry(s). How much is it worth on the market? Is it solid gold or gold plated? How to identify stones? And, after all, what if it came from a prestigious house?

With the jewel in hand, the founders of Castafiore determine the nature of the materials, the weight of the gold, the carats of the stones, etc. They are also looking for the trace of a hallmark, a sign of a possible renowned jeweler.

This expertise then gives rise to a digital certificate of authenticity registered in the Blockchain (GoodsID), in other words traceable and unfalsifiable; it will accompany the jewel throughout its existence, over the course of its owners.



Anne Borde worked for 30 years in the world of auctioneers and auctions, notably in Drouot. She has inventoried countless collections and estates; she had thousands of objects in her hands which she examined from every angle. His sharp eye misses no nugget.

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