The Victorian Serpent & Cross Memorial Pendant

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The Victorian Serpent & Cross Memorial Pendant

1,300.00

Metal: 18K Gold

Chain: 18" in length  / 14K gold

Pendant: 2" L x 1.3" W

Stone: Mine Cut Diamond & Enamel

Era: 1800

What You Should Know: Pendant can be converted to a choker. Memorial compartment in back of cross.  Converted from a brooch.

During the Victorian era, there was nothing more prominent in everyday life than religion. It was the backbone of most communities, so much so that during this period there was a tremendous boom in the growth of churches, since the Middle Ages. Seeing as the Victorians used jewelry to portray their feelings and displays of devotion, it comes as no surprise that religion crept into everyday accessories.

This incredible 18k gold and enamel cross pendant hails from the 19th century, and is in pristine condition. What makes this piece interesting, and extra special in our opinion, is the snake coiled around the cross. The snake was often used a symbol as evil in Christian belief (ahem, Adam and Eve), but in the Victorian era the snake was used as a symbol for undying love. The snake has a sparkling mine cut diamond on its head, with two little diamonds for its eyes, and gives off only the loveliest of vibes, no evil energy here!

The juxtaposition of the two symbols, and the contrast of the warm yellow gold against the strong black enamel, makes this extraordinary piece a true collectible. An intriguing conversation starter, this beauty does not disappoint. 

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