An outstanding pair of Early Victorian heart-like garnet earrings featuring glistening diamonds on the top and center. Motifs and colors used in Victorian jewelry were often meant to convey specific meanings. The heart has long been recognized across cultures as being a symbol of love, charity, joy, and compassion. A crown on the top of a heart, for example, symbolizes the ruler of one's heart.
Jewelry from this time tends to be feminine and ornate. Flowers, hearts, birds, and bows were just some of the common decorative motifs. Gemstones, additionally, were believed to have special meanings—garnet symbolized loyalty and fidelity, for example, which ultimately lies in the heart. These are an amazing addition to any collection with their scarlet coloring and foiled closed back settings.
Materials and Features: 14k gold, diamonds, garnet
Measurements: 1.30" total length
Condition: Excellent condition.
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