The intricate bead and wirework of this 18k gold snake bracelet dates back to 1870 - the level of detailing was actually achieved using a microscope. See what else is in jewellery designer Eliane Fattal's jewellery box. #LoveGold
Jewelry set given by Mary, Queen of Scots to her attendant, Mary Seton. The set passed by descent to Archibald William, 13th Earl of Eglinton; it was bequeathed to his daughters, who sold it to Christie's on 22 Feb. 1894. Acquired by Algernon Borthwick, 1st Baron Glenesk (1830-1908); by descent it passed to his daughter, Lilias Countess Bathurst (d.1965); by whom presented it to Queen Mary on the Silver Jubilee, May 1935. Acquired for the Royal Collection by Queen Mary of Teck.