Love luck

Wonderful antique brooch with natural pearls & diamonds, around 1890

A lucky charm and at the same time symbol promising love: The clover is a plant with which numerous positive characteristics are associated. Thus the 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 luck and wealth. Moreover, the medieval love poetry has made the "green clover" the place of love encounter. 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 the present brooch in clover form could arise at all. Set here are three wonderful natural pearls, each of which had to be found and salvaged by divers on the seabed with great effort (and a good portion of luck!) and then made a journey around the world - only to become this special, precious arrangement in the midst of diamonds in high-carat gold. As small wonders of nature, as jewels from the sea, genuine pearls were long valued like diamonds of equal size. Pearl by pearl, chains were put together until enough of the same size and color were together. It was not until the early 1920s that the Japanese Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in cultivating pearls and thus making them accessible to a broader group of buyers. Thus, even at the time of its creation, this piece of jewelry was characterized by special luxury. The preciousness of the pearls is emphasized by a central old-cut diamond and more than one hundred diamond roses, as well as the high-carat gold from which the piece of jewelry was forged. The selected materials add yet another layer of meaning to the brooch's significance. In the language of gemstones, the diamond stands for eternity, while the pearl is associated with Venus, the goddess of love, because according to mythology Venus was also born from a shell. Thus, the brooch becomes a promise of love, the desire for a happy love or expression of the greatest happiness to have found his true love.

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