Serpents have long been depicted in jewelry for centuries. During the reign of Queen Victoria in England, snake jewelry became particularly popular after Albert proposed to her with a snake ring set with an emerald head. Snakes are a symbol of eternal love. This necklace set with turquoise and diamonds is a great example of such sentimental Victorian jewelry, especially suspending a heart locket! The necklace is made in 18k and slightly graduates around the neck, and is comfortable to wear. The color of the turquoise is mostly uniform. Turquoise is such a beautiful color, and this necklace would be easy to wear with light fabrics, and cool summer styles. It is 15 inches long.