18K & Platinum French Victorian Diamond, Emerald & Ruby Snake Arrow Brooch With Original Box
A rare and stunning French Victorian c.1890-1900 snake arrow brooch, crafted exquisitely in 18k gold & platinum, hallmarked with its original French box.
The brooch features a long snake entwined around a long arrow, with the snake's body set with glistening rose cut diamonds approx. 0.70ct by spread, an emerald in its head 0.15ct, and ruby eyes 0.02ct, total weight 0.87ctw by spread.
In the Victorian era, snake represented everlasting love, an arrow signifies 'straight to the heart' for the intended recipient; This brooch would have been a specially commissioned piece for a loved one.
It is a truly remarkable and unusual design, with the brooch being longer than the average standard brooch, measuring 77mm x 14mm across, and weighs 9.15 grams.
This is a one of a kind brooch that comes with its original box and offered in excellent condition.
Era - Victorian c.1890-1900
Materials - 18k gold and platinum / Rose Cut Diamond / Emerald / Ruby
Carat Weight - Diamond: 0.70ct / Emerald: 0.15ct / Ruby: 0.02ct / Total weight: 0.87ctw
Measurements - 77mm x 14mm height