With the distinct silhouette of a crescent moon, this elegant 14k gold Victorian brooch, would have been a symbol to the original wearer of feminine power. Crescent moons represent the feminine moon goddess, and as such, is associated with female empowerment.
The luminous seed pearls, graduating in size, light up this slender and delicate piece. This piece is fresh looking and was well taken care of, the minimal amounts of wear are noticeable only on close inspection. The gold setting has a bright patina without any dents and a modest amount of surface wear. The pearls are all intact and look original with a pearly surface that has a modest amount of surface wear.There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape. Width Largest pearl is 2.5mm. (if the piece is not marked it is tested for gold content). Symbolism in antique and vintage jewelry is common, yet it can be hard to spot if you dont know what youre looking for.
Often, specific natural gemstones, flowers, birds, and motifs like stars and anchors were imbued with meanings that have fallen out of present-day societys collective memory. To appreciate the power of symbols in antique jewelry is to imagine what it would have been like to wear the piece and step back into history. A young Queen Victoria assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond.Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head. Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria. S taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era. When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid. When Prince Albert passed away in 1861, his death sent Victoria into a deep depression, and she mourned him for the remaining forty years of her life. _gsrx_vers_837 GS 7.0.15 (837). The item "Antique Victorian Edwardian Crescent Moon 14k Gold Pearl Brooch Pin" is in sale since Sunday, May 31, 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.