Romantic brooch of turquoises & diamonds, England circa 1890
In the 19th century, one gemstone was more popular than almost any other: turquoise. In the "language of gemstones", this stone has a special meaning that is conveyed by its color. The typical light blue of the turquoise reminded the citizens of the 19th century of the blossoms of a forget-me-not, which is why the turquoise took on this eloquent meaning and was therefore particularly suitable to become the setting of love gifts. This brooch is a particularly beautiful example of a piece of jewellery with a romantic background. A central inset blossom of one turquoise and old-cut diamonds adorns the center of the multi-faced brooch. Six further turquoises are set between intersecting bands of rose-cut diamonds, forming ornamental pieces of an infinity motif, for the bands have neither beginning nor end. This symbolism is complemented by the significance of the diamonds. The hardest mineral on earth was already considered indestructible in classical antiquity and thus became a symbol of eternity. This romantic brooch was created in Victorian England and is made of gold with a face of silver against a base of gold. We discovered it in London and date the piece of jewellery to around 1890.
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