|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. The heart has long been recognized across cultures as being a symbol of love, remembrance, joy and compassion. A crown on the top of a heart symbolizes 'ruler of my heart.' Turquoise was a popular stone in sentimental jewelry beginning in the late Georgian period, and was especially popular in pavé settings starting in the 1840s and continued throughout the century, its color reminiscent of Forget-Me-Not flowers. Pearls epitomized innocence, purity, humility & harmony.
A particularly lovely Victorian crowned heart, it's made of silver-topped 15kt yellow gold (as was common of the time and indicates English origin). It is fully pavé set with vibrant turquoise and natural pearls in the crown. It dates from the late 19th Century circa 1870-1890. It's a great size, larger than usual. A lovely piece of dimensional jewelry that is becoming increasingly difficult to find. Shows moderate wear consistent with age.
|About this item|
Please note this charm is sold without a chain. If you'd like it on one of our chains, please select one in the drop down and we will assemble it for you. If you'd like to see full length shots of the various chain styles, head over here.
|Notes About This Collection|
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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