“Solid gold snake rings and bracelets,” 1800’s
Posted at 7:30 pm by 1909ventilo, on October 19, 2015
I’m photographing my first antique snake bracelet, it’s just amazing and should be worn on the upper arm, it looks like it should be in a museum featuring gold and mine cut diamonds. Very old 1800’s.
Researching it, I’ll let you know what I find out! 🙂
“In the ancient Greek and Roman world, snakes symbolized fertility and were believed to ward off evil. It is probably due to the animal’s protective associations that solid gold snake rings and bracelets were among the most popular types of Greek and Roman jewelry. Snake bracelets were often worn in pairs, around the wrists as well as on the upper arms. ” http://art.thewalters.org
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
Have a lovely day! Love