Description & Technical information

With eight graduated clusters of oval facetted pink topaz to spaced borders of four emeralds, four pearls and four rubies or spinels with gold Cupid's bow scrolls and beading, alternating gold double-headed engraved snake motifs each centred by a golden orange topaz flanked by two pearls, the end snakes of pink topaz, rubies and pearls, the matched earring clusters with golden topaz centres in alternating emerald and ruby borders, all open collet set and mounted in 18ct gold (unmarked), the clasp and earring fittings later added.

Weight: 121g

Date:  c.1870
Period:  19th century
Medium: topaz, ruby, emerald and pearl
Dimensions: 48.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm (19¹/₈ x 1¹/₂ x 1¹/₈ inches)
Categories: Jewellery