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Hardy & Hayes Antique Baroque Pearl and Diamond Snake Bracelet

Created by Hardy & Hayes, circa 1890, this serpent or snake bracelet is composed of large baroque pearls, diamonds and 18K gold. The top of the bracelet is designed as a chased and engraved gold snake with diamond head, the body set at intervals with old mine-cut diamonds and coiled around itself encircling three baroque pearl eggs, completed by a bracelet of curb link chain. Modeled to rest comfortably on the wrist without flipping, this naturalistic snake jewel in beautifully worked gold is a unique and ingenious design.

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Item #: BA-21322
Artist: Hardy & Hayes
Country: United States
Circa: 1890
Dimensions: 6.00" length
Materials: 14 old mine-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.50 carat); 3 Baroque pearl pearls; 18K Gold
Signed: HARDY & HAYES (partially obscured)

Hardy & Hayes Jewelers were known as "The Tiffany of Pittsburgh." Like Tiffany & Co. they published a substantial "Blue Book" yearly to showcase their jewelry, silver, repeating watches and wristwatches, among other luxury goods, to their prosperous clientele.