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The Fleur de Lis was a common theme in the jewels of the Victorian era. Everything French was fashionable. "Fleur de Lis," French for "lily flower," represents a stylized lily. The Fleur de Lis has commonly been used in heraldry and is particularly associated with monarchial France.

This monarchial connection is rooted in the baptism of King Clovis I, often considered France’s founder, after he converted from Paganism to Christianity. Legend says that Clovis received a golden lily at his baptism made from the tears of the Biblical Mary or Eve. This tied the fleur de lis to purity, as baptisms represent a rebirth.

This brooch features radiating fleur de lis motifs that lead to a central Maltese cross that is perfectly embellished with diamond crossbars. Ruby, representing love and passion, and pearl, symbolizing wisdom, along with the packed symbolism, this gorgeous brooch is a great addition to any hairdo, look, or collection.


Materials and Features: 18k gold, ruby, diamonds, pearls

Age/Origin: Victorian

Measurements: 6.3 grams, 1.75" length

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated. In original Leather/silk/velvet box

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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