Be like the violet in the moss

Charming vintage brooch with amethyst, nephrite & diamonds, 1970s

"Be as the violet in the moss Modest, demure and pure "Not like the proud rose "Who always wants to be admired." The violet has always been a symbol of hope, fertility, fidelity and love but also of humility and modesty. For this reason, the little flower has always been one of the most popular plant motifs and can be found in countless variations. Also in the field of jewellery the violet was a popular motif. This brooch from the 1970s is a wonderful example of this. Seven cut amethysts form life-size violet blossoms, each centered by a sparkling white diamond. Three finely detailed leaves of green nephrite complete the graceful bouquet. The stems, mounting and brooch are crafted from yellow gold, which complements the play of colours with its rich lustre. We think the brooch should have a favorable fate and hope it finds a new wearer soon. A wonderful, large piece, in high quality material and beautiful workmanship.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.