Lucky in love

Fine cloverleaf pendant with pearl in gold, France circa 1890

The shamrock is a much-used motif in Belle Époque jewellery. Today we know it in its four-leaf version only as a symbol of luck, but at that time the little plant could also convey a romantic message, which is probably why we find it on so many pieces of jewellery. Probably the most important work on floral language, Anna Burke's "Illustrated Language of Flowers" from 1856, lists the four-leaf clover with the meaning "Be mine". The pendant here was made in France in the last years of the 19th century. The pendant is forged from high-carat gold, which has an especially rich and wonderfully velvety shimmer due to an additional fine gilding. In the center it shows a four-leaf clover with a small pearl in the center. We discovered the well-preserved pendant here in Berlin and added a matching gold chain. So it can easily be worn and admired from new.

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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.