On the wings of love

Romantic honeymoon brooch with diamonds and turquoises in gold, around 1900

Among all nations, the British especially loved jewellery with hidden messages. This brooch, for example, is not only a decorative and precious piece of jewellery made of gold, turquoise and fine old European cut diamonds - but at the same time, in Victorian times, it signalled to everyone that its wearer had recently tied the knot. The motif of the brooch is to be understood as a small word puzzle. A moon appears as a narrow, curved crescent; drops emanating from it, however, stand for honey, for equally sweet, illustrating the sweetness of love. Together, then, they symbolically represent the word "honeymoon", the term commonly used in English to describe a honeymoon. Two wings show above the moon and its drops. These are the proverbial "wings of love" that carry newlyweds. The embedded gemstones were not chosen at random either. The turquoise, for example, stands for the proverbial forget-me-not and the diamonds, the hardest minerals on earth, stand for eternity and the permanence of the relationship. Such brooches were very popular in the late Victorian era and were usually given to young brides by their husbands as a wedding gift. The brooch is made of gold and silver and dates from the transition from the Victorian to the Edwardian period. It is excellently preserved and is still suitable today as a romantic gift, a hidden message between two lovers, the meaning of which is only revealed to outsiders at second glance.

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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.