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Turquoise Serpent Bangle Bracelet


This Victorian serpent bangle bracelet is composed of gold and turquoise. Designed as a triple coiled snake and floral motif, the head and frontal coils are highlighted by oval and pear-shaped turquoise cabochons. With its multiple polished coils and eye-catching combination of gold and bright blue turquoise, this elegant serpent has a sleek and modern appeal.

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Item #: BA-20014
Circa: 1880s
Size: 6” internal circumference
Materials: 20 Cabochon turquoise; 14K Gold

Evenly-colored, inclusion-free, bright blue turquoise such as this has been prized in Europe for centuries, and was often sourced from two remote regions of Iran. European misunderstanding about the mines’ geographic location led to the misnomer turquoise, based on the mistaken idea that the precious stone’s source was Turkey.