In an age of complex manners and rules, Victorians used symbolism to speak a secret language. They were highly influenced by Romanticism in their jewelry fabrication. Today, as in the Victorian Era, a bow symbolized the sentimental love between the giver and the wearer. The association of bows with love, friendship, and affection dates back to antiquity. Horticulture was a particular obsession for the Victorians with plants being sought out from all corners of the world to be brought back to England; as such Victorians were obsessed with flowers and their gardens. Flowers and plants had diverse hidden meanings for them... An entire 'language of flowers' was developed, known as 'Floriography.' Botanicals were thus in fashion and this carried over into jewelry design as well. The most popular of these motifs were forget-me-not flowers which were often depicted in blue and were worn for “remembrance.”
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The entirety of the Heritage by Ariel Gordon Collection has been inspected by a 3rd generation, GIA-certified Estate Jewelry dealer so we feel confident about the pieces that we are passing on to you. Every piece here has survived generations and we are so excited that they are finding a new home with you. Please keep in mind that these heirlooms are sold as-is and will show wear consistent with their age. We believe that this wear isn't a defect, rather it's proof that the piece was worn with love in generations past. We will describe any notable wear or damage as accurately as possible and to the best of our ability. We are only selling pieces that we've determined are in wearable condition. That being said, please know that jewelry in general is fragile, especially antique jewelry and should be handled with extra care. We will assess all repair requests on Heritage pieces on a case by case basis.
We know that shopping online for estate pieces can be intimidating, which is why we will accept returns on our Heritage pieces (with limited terms). Due to the one-of-a kind nature of these pieces, you can return it within 5 days of receipt of the item with a $25 restocking fee.
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