Victorian 15k Red Heart Pendant with Pearls Circa 1890
Resembling almost a heart on fire, this lovely pendant is in 15k and features a pearl n the center, along with detailed gold work that just stands out. It is small and light, yet loud and meaningful.
As one of the most everlasting, cross-cultural symbols, the heart was rather popular in Victorian-era jewelry. We know them to be symbols of love and compassion today, and so did the people of that period.
Queen Victoria was particularly fond of jewelry and owned numerous heart-shaped jewels, including a charm bracelet with a heart-shaped charm representing each of her children. This Romantic Movement, with its focus on emotion and sentimentality, was reflected in the jewelry of the time, hearts being one of the favorite motifs.
Materials and Features: 15k gold, Pearl, enamel
Age/Origin: English, 19th Century
chain length 18”
Condition: Excellent condition.
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