Sapphire Serpent Bracelet

Italy | 19th century | Gold, diamonds and sapphire | Codognato (maker)




This bracelet with its extraordinary gold work is a rare heirloom. The flawless sapphire of over 20 carats adds to its color of mystery. Upon close inspection, one can see that the master jeweler has engraved the snake's body with feathers. This comes from an ancient myth of the Mayan civilization, a supreme feathered serpent god who ruled the stars and languages, and controlled rain and harvests. Although today the Mayan civilization has faded into the dust of humanity, the ancient deity of the feathered serpent has been passed on.

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