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The Victorian language of flowers added an extra symbolic strand to the forget-me-not’s message of remembrance: that of true love. Because the Victorians adored both sentimental and symbolic jewelry, it became a common motif, its petals typically being rendered in turquoise or blue enamel, or else being suggested only in outline.

A superb Victorian bezel set amethyst of approximately 31 carats with a thirty-seven diamond halo. Single-cut diamonds with a heavy 15k setting topped with silver. One of the most remarkable details of this brooch is the four Forget-Me-Nots, in compass placement, partially represented in the halo. Each is missing the central petal, to create a flush presentation of the flowers as a part of the greater design.

 

Materials and Features: diamonds (approx. 31ctw), amethyst, 15k gold topped with silver

Age/Origin: Victorian, English, c. 1880

Measurements: 1.1", 8.19 grams

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. 

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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