These fabulous Victorian diamond earrings are all original and are comprised of oval spheres of 14kt yellow gold.
Each earring was designed in a serpent motif set with an old mine diamond in its mouth.
Serpents have always been a symbol of good fortune, healing, fertility , rebirth and transformation .They were made even more popular during the reign of Queen Victoria when Prince Albert had presented Queen Victoria with an engagement ring in the form of a serpent.
This was to become an eternal expression of their love from 1837 until Victoria's death in 1901.
These exquisite antique earrings contains 2 old mine diamond totaling .15/100 cts.
They have an under the earlobe lobe screw back closure. Circa 1800's