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Delicate brooch with Persian turquoise & diamond, London circa 1900

In earlier times, pieces of jewellery often had a deeper meaning and conveyed a message - as does this delicate brooch. For it is a speaking symbol of friendship and affection. Crafted of gold, the small brooch presents a star-shaped blossom in the center. Eight sky-blue Persian turquoise navette-cut stones and an old-cut diamond form the blossom, which rests on a simple gold rod. Two pearls on the left and right ends of the stick provide visual balance. Persian turquoise like the ones used here were particularly fashionable in late Victorian times and were popular because their color reminded people of the flowers of forget-me-nots. Therefore, it's no surprise that jewelry pieces like this one were often gifts of love. Brooches like these were understood as a pledge of affection, intended to ensure lasting remembrance on the part of the giver. This fine brooch was made in England in the years around 1900. It comes in its original box from the jeweller Thomas Wordley, London.

"He who was born in cold December, the month of snow and ice and no cares, let him take a blue turquoise in his hand, and success will be his for ever." Author unknown, pamphlet published by Tiffany & Co. (1870)

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