Jewelry and other forms of art during the Edwardian era were elaborate and decorative. Though the 20th century had begun, the Victorian influence was still strong, and this was reflected in the era’s classic, feminine patterns, including jewelry with hearts, flowers, and lacy filigree.
The heart motif refers to friendship, devotion, and affection, although the most powerful and significant of all hearts in jewelry are the versions that refer to deep, romantic, and enduring love. The use of the heart shape gained popularity in the 15th and 16th centuries and became widely used in jewelry design throughout the subsequent centuries.
This heart pendant is in buttery 18k gold and features an "M' in the center. A thoughtful gift for anyone with an "M" initial or who has a loved one with the initial. An obvious sign of love, this would make a lovely addition to any neck stack or collection.
Materials and Features: 18k gold
Age/Origin: c. 1910
Measurements: 17.2 grams, 1.80" length
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated.
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