Victorian jewelry was often given as gifts to convey important feelings and messages not able to be expressed through words. This 14k gold brooch is a sweet example of this history, a single floral bloom is beautifully rendered in enameling to depict a violet. Violets, during the Victorian era represented thoughts that were occupied by love for the recipient.
Centered with a teeny-tiny shining diamond, this antique floral pin has a willowy and delicate silhouette, that will be a charming addition to your lapel. This piece is fresh looking, it must have been tucked away and well. Taken care of, the signs of wear are noticeable on close inspection.The gold setting is fresh looking with little surface wear and no dents or misshapen spots. The diamond is bright and sparkling without any chipping or surface wear. There are some small chips and thinning to the enameling along the edges of the. There are no other irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape. Material 14k solid gold, natural diamond. Floriography, or the language of flowers, is rooted in the Victorian era. It refers to the assignment of special emotional meanings to certain flowers. Including those flowers in jewelry was a way to slyly convey one's feelings in a society that discouraged showing your emotions. For example, red roses were (and still are today) associated with romantic love and passion, while forget-me-knots were associated with remembrance. There are several different styles of enameling: guilloche (colored, transparent enamel over a metal surface with geometric grooves), champlevé (enamel fills etchings or depressions in a metal surface), plique a jour (translucent enamel fitted into open-back metal cells) and more. What makes antique or vintage enamel pieces collectible is the condition of the enamel workis it distinct and vibrant? Is it free from chips? Other characteristics like an elaborate pattern, unique depiction, or the use of multiple colors can add more value to an enamel pieces. _gsrx_vers_1233 GS 8.1.1 (1233). The item "Antique Victorian 14k Gold Diamond Violet Enamel Flower Brooch Pin" is in sale since Thursday, November 19, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.