A gift among lovers

Antique sentimental bangle with moonstone & pearls in gold, around 1900


€ 2,390.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Antique sentimental bangle with moonstone & pearls in gold, around 1900
Antique sentimental bangle with moonstone & pearls in gold, around 1900
Description
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During the last years of Queen Victoria's reign, jewellery set with moonstones became popular in Britain and beyond. These moonstones usually came from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), that island just south of India that became famous for its rich gemstone deposits and, like India, was part of the great British Empire. Not only oval or round moonstone cabochons were popular, but also those that were cut into hearts - a cut that only few gemstones received at the time. This seems particularly appropriate, especially according to where the moonstone was found - for the American gemologist George Frederick Kunz noted in 1913 on the significance of the moonstone in India: "As a gift for lovers the moonstone takes a high rank, for it is believed to arouse the tender passion, and to give lovers the power to read in the future the fortune, good or ill, that is in store for them." (Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones, 1913, p. 98). The present bangle is a typical piece of jewellery of the years around 1900 and presents such a heart-shaped cut moonstone amidst natural seed pearls. Two curved elements frame the heart, and the hoop is curved into two delicate bands of gold. A romantic piece of jewellery from a time that especially appreciated the symbolism of precious stones. The hoop came to us from Stuttgart.
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Antique sentimental bangle with moonstone & pearls in gold, around 1900
A gift among lovers
€ 2,390.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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