Year of the Snake

With the Lunar New Year just behind us, the year of the snake has officially begun. The serpent has been an important symbol throughout history and across many cultures.

Although serpent jewelry dates back thousands of years, the height of popularity for the serpent motif was during the Victorian era. Queen Victoria’s wedding ring was a serpent ring. Thus, the finest examples of serpent necklaces, rings and brooches are frequently from the 1800s.

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