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Antique Victorian (1837-1901) Pearl & Turquoise Gold Brooch

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Details

Victorian (1837-1901) oval yellow gold brooch featuring seed pearls and turquoise gemstones. The brooch has a long safety chain to protect the wearer from losing the brooch. In the mid-century the subject of gem-lore became very popular. For the Victorian's a turquoise gemstone was thought to preserve sight and protect from injury. Even today in the north-east, there is a proverb stating 'That a Turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune'. Additionally pearls had multiple meanings, primarily they were associated with 'beauty'.

ERA:

Victorian, 1837 - 1901.

MEASUREMENTS:

The brooch measures 2.5cm / 1" in length and 1.9cm / 0.7" in width.

CONDITION:

The brooch is excellent antique condition.