Mid 19th Century Citrine Paste Pansy on Gold Over Brass Chain *Include Yellow Velvet Riibon*
Civilizations from the beginning of time through to the modern-day have always sought out meanings in everyday items. However cryptic symbolism in jewelry was never more prevalent than in the Victorian era, a time of ridged rules of etiquette which encouraged veiled meanings.
Flowers have a multitude of meanings, each specific to the flower or even the color of the flower. A charming example is a pansy which is a play on the French word ‘pensée’, meaning "think of me."
This combo features a citrine pansy pendant paired with a stunning brass chain, making this the total package. Citrine is associated with positivity and optimism and is often used to assist in manifesting financial abundance and opportunities. This makes a thoughtful gift for a loved one to always be remembered by you.
Materials and Features: Pinchbeck (pansy)
Age/Origin: English, c.1850
Measurements: 21" length (chain), 2.10" (pansy)
Condition: Excellent condition.
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