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.
This is a glorious Victorian example in 9k with diamonds interspersed between large opal petals and a delicate victorian setting. Circa 1870 with sterling bezels around the diamonds, the play of color in the opals is remarkable, a true crackling to be found in the large specimens.
Materials and Features: 9k gold, opal, diamond
Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1870
Measurements: 1" top to bottom, 3.4 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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