Victorian jewelry is as complex in its symbolism, sentiment, and design as the fashion, architecture, and decor of the time. Worn as an ornament, a love token, or a remembrance, jewelry not only completed the well-dressed lady’s costume but also denoted her position in society, her marital status, and her sense of self.
As one of the most everlasting, cross-cultural symbols, the heart was rather popular in Victorian-era jewelry. We know them to be symbols of love and compassion today, and so did the people of that period.
A very rare hollow example, this English beauty reminds one that the heart is a fruit in its finest form, nourished by the body and forever beating.
Materials and Features: 15k gold
Age/Origin: Victorian, English, c. 1870
Measurements: 2.2 grams, 31mm
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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