An exceptional 18 karat yellow gold brooch pin depicting a snake and leaves around a large central garnet. The body of the piece is made of textured and enamelled gold that has been set with old brilliant cut diamonds and natural cultured pearls. The enamelled snake to the top has been set with cabochon ruby eyes and overlooks the large central pear shaped cabochon cut garnet. A standout piece of Victorian jewellery, with only some minor wear to the enamels, commensurate with age.
Unmarked however tested to be 18 karat gold
Measures - 4.75cm x 3.5cm
Total diamond weight - 0.50 carat
Total weight of piece - 34.91 grams
Independent appraisal values the piece at $8918