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Trendspotting: Serpent Jewelry

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Woman is at once apple and serpent. Heinrich Heine

Serpents, from the Latin serpens, serpentis, have been used in religious or mythological context since at least the Middle Ages: death, resurrection, healing, fertility, wisdom…a magical symbol to wear, fluidly shaped, alluringly textured, filled with implication. These seem to appear more during the summer; perhaps heat brings them out, visions of India, Egypt, the desert…

The Showstopper

Medusa Necklace by Suzanna Dai- This is a priestess piece. Sinewy and striking with unique use of materials and artful configuration. The simpler your apparel, the better. Your eyes will respond, your movements grow more graceful. Both elegant and mystical. Metal sequins, pearl beads. Leather backing. Snake appliqué .625”. Pearl tassel 2.5”. Made to order. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. $420.00

Evocateur

“The Gardens” Snake Cuff Bracelet- This stunning piece looks as if it arrived yesterday from ancient Pompeii. Both styling and execution are original. Watch their eyes watch your arm. Do Not hide with a long sleeve. A seriously nuanced accessory. 3” wide; 6” long. Features a serpent eating a fish. Designed and handcrafted using 22k gold leaf and a centuries-old hand gilding technique. $358.00

Fuchsia Gabon Drop Earrings

More by Suzanna Dai- These undulating creatures are imbedded with a bit of zingy color evoking South America or Mexico. Pick up the tones and play. Graceful, good looking, fun not flashy. Colored seed beads. Black leather backing. Very lightweight. 3.25” long, 1” wide. Post. Made to order. Please allow up to4 weeks for delivery. $158.00

Bracelets

Left: Kenneth Jay Lane Resin Cuff- This has pith. Wear with structured, not diaphanous clothes. Strength, confidence, and a wink of the unexpected. Good color accents too. Features turquoise and red crystal bead-encrusted gold snake. 1 ¾” width; 7 ½: diameter. Hinged with magnetic closure. On sale $157.99

Right: Green Snake Head Cuff - Imagine this with simple white or beige silk or cotton gauze. A handbag (snakeskin?) in the reddish tone would work beautifully and subtly. Easy on and off. Will dance and dine as well as hang out on the beach just south of fruit martinis. 22kt Gold-plated, purple and pink crystals, green enamel. 1.25” wide, 2.25” diameter. Hinged closure. $288.00

Earrings

Left: Isharya Long Blue Twisted Snake Druzy Earrings- Stone and reptiles represent the cooperation of earth and nature. Timeless color and the impression of movement. Easily a dress up addition. Keep the rest of your accessories delicate. Make sure lipstick color is muted or you’ll lose the impact of these. 18 kt Gold-plated. Midnight blue agate druzy; cubic zirconia. 2.75” long; .75” wide. Post. $265.00

Right: Silver-Snake Hoop Earrings – Feather light and feminine. Not for big women. These will look better with soft silhouettes. Pull your hair back, let the tails shimmer. For acolytes and handmaidens, not queens. Sterling silver, semi-precious stones and cultivated pearls. Post. $267.00

A Modern Interpretation

Heather Benjamin “Wave” Pyrite Snake Hammered Gold Plated Bracelet - Classical yet contemporary. The essence of serpent as sleek as you are. 22 k, 3 micron gold-plated sterling silver augmented with hammered texture. Small ovals of rainbow pyrite with gold flecks anchor head and tail. Coils around the wrist twice. One size fits most. On sale $321.00

One Response to Trendspotting: Serpent Jewelry

  1. promstreet says:

    amazing?

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