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.
A symbol seen often in Victorian pieces is the crescent moon, which was meant to signify the changing of the seasons in one’s life. Blood moon jewels are increasingly difficult to find, and this sweet little moon is ready to please!
Materials and Features: garnet, 10k pink gold over sterling silver
Age/Origin: American, Victorian, c. 1880
Measurements: 25mm, 2.1 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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.