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French FIX Gold Filled Snake Ring

French FIX Gold Filled Snake Ring

Regular price $195.00 SGD
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From the Art Nouveau era.

In the early 1800s, the uprising of French gold filled technique was made popular by notable makers, such as Fix, Oria and Savard. The process was applying thick plating of 18k or 14k gold on brass, in order to make the pieces more accessible yet preserves the colour and shine of the gold. This allows the quality to last and withstand the test of time.

Snake in jewellery has been found since ancient kingdom such as of Egyptian, classical period of the Imperial Rome, even in Chinese culture since the third century BC. During the Renaissance and Baroque, the snakes regained positive values of metamorphosis and regeneration. The Victorian age brought a great revival of snake themed jewels, especially after Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria an engagement ring in the shape of a snake with an emerald head. From 1840s, the serpent came to represent eternity and wisdom. And early 1900s, snake jewellery enjoyed another wave of popularity due to Art Nouveau's passion for nature.

Metal: Gold filled
Approximate Measurements:
Size: 4.75 US
Gross Weight: 1.7 g
Hallmarks: FIX
Condition: Excellent, pre-owned condition

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