Outstanding Sterling and Turquoise Locket Brooch of Dove Delivering a Forget-Me-Not
Whether you are spiritual, sentimental, or superstitious, there are certain motifs in jewelry, particularly the Victorian era, that you might want to add to your collection to bring luck, love, protection, and empowerment to your life.
Symbolic bird jewelry, for starters, usually features swallows or doves. In Victorian times, the French “Saint Esprit” or Holy Spirit dove seems to be descending from heaven to earth with wings spread. It is a symbol of faith and was often bombe set with turquoise, which is meant to bring luck to the wearer. When it holds a forget-me-not in its beak, it symbolizes love and remembrance of a loved one.
This stunning brooch is dynamic, allowing for stylistic choices that can make the dove seem like its flying where you desire, accentuating any look. This 15k gold dove bird and its lovely turquoise pop of color make a great addition to any jewelry collection, whteher it be mourning-centered, gem-centered, or bird-centered, this is one for everyone!
Materials and Features: 15k gold, turquoise, diamond
Age/Origin: Victorian, c.1840
Measurements: 8.3 grams, 2" length
Condition: Excellent condition.
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