Gold snake bracelet

    SKU: cmcj59150

    £120.00 Members' price *


    A 24ct gold-plated bracelet inspired by snake jewellery from antiquity.

    Snake rings and bracelets were very popular in antiquity and were worn possibly for protection against the evil eye or to ensure fertility. Snakes were also associated with the healing god Asclepius, who is often shown with a snake coiled around a staff. The original gold finger ring was found in Alexandria.

    This Graeco-Roman piece is inspired by an original dated to the 1st or 2nd century AD in the British Museum collection, Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities.

    Some notes on care of your gold plated jewellery
    -Wear and tear will cause gold plating to fade over time. How long this will take depends on how regularly you wear your jewellery and how you care for it.
    -Gold plate can get dirty and/or corrode as a result of contact with chemicals and moisture.
    -High temperatures can also discolour or permanently damage gold plated jewellery.
    -Avoid wearing gold plated jewellery whilst in the shower, swimming pool, or whilst using household cleaning products, and protect it from contact with perfumes and body lotions.
    -Clean gold plated jewellery in hot, soapy water. Do not use chemical jewellery cleaning products on gold plated jewellery.


    Product code: cmcj59150
    Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
    Price category: £100 to £500
    World culture: Ancient Rome
    Details: Gold-plated sterling silver.7 cm diameter.
    Material: Gold
    Weight: 0.03kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

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