Queen Victoria loved her jewels and had one for every occasion. Prior to the Victorian Era, however, we primarily saw jewelry as menswear. The crescent moon was one of the many motifs used throughout Victorian jewelry and was meant to signify the changing of the seasons in one's life. It wasn't uncommon to see honeymoon brooches that usually featured a flower in a crescent moon, such as this treasure, featuring a beautiful violet flower.
This stunning 14ct example has green leaves and purple petals with a sparkling diamond center. The delicate honeymoon crescent that cradles it boasts 18 luminous pearls, and a golden bail top.
Materials and Features: 14k gold, enamel, diamond center, pearl
Age/Origin: Victorian, American, c. 1880
Measurements: 1.9 grams, 1.25"
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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