Antique snake necklace in yellow gold and garnet

5.600 €
Expertise and authentication
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Rare antique snake necklace with articulated scales in 14kt yellow gold. (hallmark: scallop shell)and a delicately chased head adorned with garnets. The snake holds a heart-shaped medallion in its mouth, also set with a garnet. Secret compartment on the back adorned with a glass plate. Metal clasp. Victorian, English, mid-19th century, circa 1860. Gross weight: 13.60 g Pendant height: 5.00 cm Chain length: 34.00 cm Condition: slight micro-scratches, oxidation and bumps on gold parts, medallion glass cracked, see photos.   This necklace is typical of Victorian jewelry: Queen Victoria received an engagement ring from her future husband Prince Albert, adorned with a head of a snakeThis theme became very fashionable in the 19th century, symbolizing eternal love. All our necklaces.  
  • Reference : 8927963840839
Delivery and returns

The Buyer has the choice between several delivery methods:

  • Home delivery by courier only for Orders delivered within Paris.
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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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