Description & Technical information

The central larger heart with turquoise centred flowerhead with grape vine around and three amethyst collet accents, the remainder hearts smaller, each with applied flowerhead stem with central amethyst collet and engraved leaves, on textured or matted ground, all with beaded borders and glazed locket backs, the hand clasp modelled grasping a ring formed by a snake, wearing ruby ring to little finger and turquoise collet to ribbon bow cuff, the snake head hidden within the palm, the gold of 18ct with 22ct gilding.

Weight: 17g

Date:   c.1840
Period:  19th century
Medium: Gold and gem
Dimensions: 17 x 1.7 cm (6³/₄ x 0⁵/₈ inches)
Categories: Jewellery