"Endless Love"

Antique 18K & Turquoise Serpentine Love Knot Brooch

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  • Regular price $1,875.00


 Persian turquoise was very popular among Victorians. It was brought to Europe via Turkey, and called “Pierre Turquoise” (Turkish Stone) by the French. It is harder than American turquoise, and  has a pure blue color with no matrix, which was desirable in the Victorian Era. Queen Victoria was said to be very fond of the stone, which added to its popularity. In many cultures, it is said to bring protection, health, prosperity and love. Some wear it to ward off the Evil Eye. Another Victorian trend was jewelry with a snake motif. It symbolized eternal love; Prince Albert famously presented a snake ring to Queen Victoria, which spawned many forms of the animal in the decorative arts.

This grand serpentine brooch is also coiled into a love knot, another favorite romantic design of the Victorian Era. Studded with bright blue Persian Turquoise stones, it is sure to be an eye catcher every time you wear it!

Details (approximate)

Dimensions: 3.5cm

Weight: 5.3 grams

Materials: Gold, Persian Turquoise

Metal: 18K yellow gold

Marks: None

Condition: Very good antique condition commensurate with age. Circa 1880

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