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 very fond of the stone, gifting her bridesmaids with pieces which included it, 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.
This visually arresting Persian turquoise brooch has a bale (which can be hidden) to wear as a pendant and also a hook for a dangler! Crafted in sterling silver, the smooth aqua colored cabochons are evenly set in the pave' style. A wonderful little piece to wear on a chain, a ribbon, or your lapel - you'll find all sorts of reasons to keep it close to your heart!
Dimensions: Heart is approx. 3/4"
Weight: 6 grams
Materials: Sterling silver, Persian turquoise
Condition: Excellent Antique condition commensurate with age and wear.