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Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by poisson-rouge, Sep 16, 2023.

  1. poisson-rouge

    poisson-rouge Member

    Dying to see everyone's snake rings & other jewelry! Honorable mention critters welcome, too! The older and wilder the better.

    I'll start off, though my still modest collection is limited to one classic snake ring. 18k with tiny cut diamond eyes and a sweet little dimple on her nose. Husband bought her from a Dutch dealer for our 10th anniversary last year. They called it vintage without specifying dates. I think there's a chance she's already over 100, but maybe I'll post the hallmarks and get your takes in another thread

  2. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    I have one, a sterling silver brooch with sparklies. Don't wear it very often. Bought this at a jewelry shop in Boston, Massachusetts (USA) that specializes in antique pieces.

  3. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Possibly Naive American silver bracelet with malachite and mother of pearl:
  4. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

  5. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I search my photos and only 3 things show up:

    This ring:

    S&P shakers:

    And this rubber snake that I've had for decades.

    Once, when I had my apartment painted, I emptied the closet so they could get in there. The rubber snake was hanging from the closet pole and I didn't bother removing it - who cares if it gets spattered - but the painters opened the closet and saw the snake dangling from the pole and nearly had a fit!

    So far as jewelry and other critters is concerned, I liked this sterling dragon pendant:
  6. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

  7. cfh

    cfh Well-Known Member

    A couple of bugs. Sorry, the lighting isn’t the best. 4A8E6A60-E6AC-4DEA-870C-C691116E3C2B.jpeg
  8. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Alas I have no snakes that I know of. Could have gotten one the other day, but he was in a storage tub at the ReStore and the tchochke Lady freaked out and had him evicted. It was just a little garter snake, about the right size for a wrap bracelet.
  9. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Ssnakes! Here are two I think of:playful:
    First is spring articulated pinchbeck or gilt brass, pastes stones, a wonderful heavy antique end 19th century costume piece.

    And a latest addition, I kyratised the hairwork which was totally gone. 1860s silver head and tail.

    Forgot this Edwardian (?) silver coiled snake wrap bracelet, it is in hubby EBay shop:)
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2023
  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Three gold and diamond snake rings. When I went to take a photo of the centre ring, which is my go-to ring, two others wanted to join in:

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    The one on the right is 1960s, the other two are antique.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2023
  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    French 19th century silver and citrine double headed snake bracelet, probably from Provence.
    A former owner bent it like this:rolleyes:, but since I took these photos I've been able to bend it back to its original cross-over shape. Taking new photos is on my very long to do list.:facepalm:;)

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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Art Nouveau silver snake bracelet:

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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Not for the faint-hearted.:cyclops:

    My post-1953 Dutch "cyclops" snake bangle. Possibly made by a member of the van Engelen family of Schoonhoven silversmiths.


    Just in case someone knows the maker's mark, the one on the right, G1E, with a + below the 1:

    Last edited: Sep 17, 2023
  14. Dessert58

    Dessert58 Well-Known Member

    I already posted my horn snake bangle collection here a while ago.
    These also reside at my home:
    The Victorian 18 carat gold, ruby and diamond chip ring is still in its original box. Its one of the only nice heirlooms I got.
    The crazy green enamel ssssnake is Italian, 60-8 IMG_1954.jpeg 0s or something like that.
  15. Dessert58

    Dessert58 Well-Known Member

    IMG_1957.jpeg IMG_1953.jpeg
    I bought the ivory netsuke snake for 0,50€ a few weeks ago. I believe its 19th century.
    The snake next to it is a FIX, the others are gold.
    The early Victorian coiled snake up front is 9 carat gold with garnet eyes. It looks so goofy!
    Its one of my favorite snakes
  16. Dessert58

    Dessert58 Well-Known Member

    IMG_1947.jpeg IMG_1950.jpeg
    IMG_1949.jpeg And this is what I bought today at a flea market (it was a good catch! I usually don't find these kind of things on a flea market):
    I m not sure if the ring is old. It has an Indian vibe to it.
    You can see which 3 pieces are my favorites...
    Especially for AJ my hubby models the ring on one of the pictures :D
    Any ideas about the snake?
  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    20th century imo. (May not be safe.:sorry:)
    It is from Bali. Traditional but not very old. I also have a couple of these Balinese Naga rings and bracelets.
    Yay, man wearing jewellery!!!:happy:
  18. Dessert58

    Dessert58 Well-Known Member

    AJ, thank you!
    Indeed, the ring is from Bali. I should have known.
    They make really nice jewelry there though.
    :( For the netsuke. Ah well, its going nowhere anyway.
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  19. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    An akar bahar black coral bangle from the Moluccas, Indonesia. They often heat, steam and bend coral branches into serpentine shapes because they are considered to have medicinal properties.

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  20. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Akan carnelian and glass trade bead necklace with bronze snake pendant:

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