Rare 1800s Antique 14k Yellow Gold Victorian Snake Mourning Heart Necklace c1870. Antique gem, Circa mid to late 1800’s Victorian era (c 1870). Absolutely stunning craftmanship, ingenuity and quality. This unique treasure is what I would imagine Queen Victoria or a queen of taste would have in their jewelry armoire. Features two exquisite, generous size almandine garnet gems. These supreme color changing garnets change color in different light, they range from deep cranberry, magenta, to purple amythyst color! They also fearure enchanting red flashes, which can be seen in pictures. Purple Garnet is a rare hybrid garnet found in East Africa. The finest material, from Mozambique, has an amazing vivid purple hue with red flashes. These rare gems display a color change from grape to cranberry with magenta flashes. Necklace features two luscious, vibrant deep red garnet eyes and five round cut chrysoberyls! Exquisitely detailed snake body and snake facial features. Snakes sharp teeth are biting onto the mourning heart locket. On the back of the heart locket there is a glass compartment with angelic braided blond hair. Overall excellent antique condition for being around 150 years old. Does have small shallow dent on bottom of snake head (not noticiable when worn). Large red garnet is missing some prongs (stone is still secured), large garnet on snake head has barely visible chip/fracture on top of left side. Also mourning compartment with hair is a little loose but is secure. Please examine pictures as they count as description as well. Snake was tested and is guaranteed for at least 14k but most likely is 15k or 18k. The necklace measures 15 inches in wearable length. Ecklace weighs about 16 Grams. The item “1800s Antique 14k Yellow Gold Victorian Snake Mourning Heart Necklace Locket” is in sale since Thursday, May 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “2010ginita21″ and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.