Fuchsia Flower Earrings in Scarlet Wood
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 most peculiar pair of earrings in an extremely rare and striking shade, this beautiful pair of earrings are constructed of wood and 14ct. All original, circa 1850, in the language of flowers, fuschias tend to mean growing confidence in love. Perhaps a gift of a blooming courtship, this pair is an immaculate capsule of time.
Materials and Features: scarlet wood, 14k gold
Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1850
Measurements: 57mm from top to hook to bottom element, 5.5 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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