Splendid gold pendant with sapphire, pearls and diamonds, Germany circa 1890
A lucky charm and at the same time a symbol that promises love: The clover is a plant with which numerous positive characteristics are associated. Thus, clover is the model for the playing card suit "cross" (French "Trèfle" = clover) and in English one says "to live in clover" to express that one leads a carefree life full of happiness and wealth. Moreover, medieval love poetry made the "green clover" the place where love meets. The clover also has a romantic component in the Victorian language of flowers: Anna Burke's standard work "The Illustrated Language of Flowers" from 1856 lists the white clover under the meaning "Think of me". Here now a special luck has led to the fact that this piece of jewellery in clover form could originate at all. Set here are three large pearls to become this special, precious arrangement surrounded by diamonds and gold. A natural, blue sapphire forms the center of the large shamrock, whose materials enrich the meaning of its form with yet another level of meaning. In the language of gemstones, the diamond stands for eternity and the sapphire for fidelity. The pearl is associated with Venus, the goddess of love, because according to mythology Venus was also born from a shell. Thus, the pendant becomes a promise of love, the desire for a happy love or expression of the greatest happiness to have found his true love. A total of 66 old-cut diamonds with a total weight of about 2.65 carats, a natural sapphire of about one carat and the three pearls form the pendant, in addition we have added a chain. Jewelry like this, in clover shape with precious trim, was made in large numbers in the late years of the 19th century. Enclosed is an excerpt from a catalogue of the London jewellery house Mappin & Webb from 1900, which offers a brooch with the same motif at the bottom left.
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