When a snake's eyes turn opaque blue, they're about to shed their skin. This phenomenon of renewal and rebirth is one of the many reasons people have worn serpent jewelry through the ages from the royal adornments of Ancient Egypt to everyday street style in our modern world.
If Cleopatra or Eve had rocked the 80's, they would've been all over this punk gunmetal serpent. The head attaches anywhere along the 39 inch mesh body, so you can wear her any way the mood strikes. Drape her tail down your back for slinky drama (as seen on Milana Bartolotta in Gmaro Magazine). Wrap her along your arm, or around your waist. Hell, you can coil her on your head like a crown. You do you.
Vintage silvery black finish with glass eyes. Made by Marshall Metal Manufactory, 1980's. The winged A mark is often identified as DL Auld who had an almost identical mark, however, DL Auld stopped making their snakes in the first half of the 20th Century. (Did they sell the logo and manufacturing rights to Marshall? Perhaps.) Whiting & Davis -who made mesh snakes from the Victorian Era to the present- also made this style in the 1970-80's. Mesh snakes have staying power! This one is in good condition with normal wear to the finish.
How do you know if a snake is venomous? There is a common misconception that a diamond shaped head is a sure signal. While many vipers and other venomous serpents do have such a head shape - beware! Not all diamond-headed snakes are venomous, and not all venomous snakes have diamond-shaped heads...
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