Lover's Knots

Antique Victorian gold earrings, Great Britain circa 1875

Knots have been well-known symbols of love since the Middle Ages, indeed since antiquity. They bind the lovers together indissolubly and thus stand for the eternal duration of the connection. Due to the possibility of redesigning the knot in all times according to the taste and fashion of the time, this motif has always remained current and has been taken up again and again. This pair of earrings comes from Victorian England and follows this tradition. The showpieces of the earrings show up as a variation of the so-called "Lover's Knot" or love knot made of two artistically intertwined ribbons. Below the knots are large pendulums decorated with embossed wave designs, as appreciated by the fashion of the 1870s. As a final image, we show a contemporary illustration from 1872 that illustrates the earring fashion of that era - it helps us date these earrings to that time as well. The Victorian earrings in wonderful condition are typical period jewelry with a special, personal statement. They came to us from London.

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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.