The symbolism of snakes has evolved throughout history: Egyptians viewed them as a representation of power; in Rabbinical tradition and Hinduism, the snake represents passion and desire; while the Romans interpreted the snake as a symbol of everlasting love. The Victorian era incited a new interest in snake motifs in jewelry after Prince Albert proposed to Queen Victoria of England with an engagement ring which was styled as a snake with an emerald-set head.
Hemmerle Colored Diamond Snake bracelet
An Art Deco Diamond Bracelet, ----- by Cartier, circa 1915
A Pair of Diamond and Platinum Girandole ----- Earrings, circa late 19th century
A Belle Epoque Diamond Necklace, ----- by Cartier, circa 1910-1912
An Asscher-cut Diamond Ring, ----- of approximately 1.75-2 carats, within a pear shaped diamond frame