In the Victorian language of flowers, the name Pansy derived from the French word "penser" for " to think." It represented the idea that one would think of and consider the memory of a loved one who departed. But sometimes it was an indication of love interest between a couple. As courting was very formal in Victorian society, one could offer a potential love interest a pansy to indicate that they were being admired and thought of. The motif was often incorporated into mourning jewelry, which was a popular trend of the era.
These well loved antique earrings have tiny pansies made of miniscule tiles, called Micromosaics. Set in 14 karat gold and fashioned to dangle, they are a quaint and charming treasure from the Victorian Era.
Dimensions: 15mm diameter; 28mm overall length
Weight: 4.6 grams
Materials: Gold, Micromosaic tiles
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Condition: Some cracks and wear commensurate with age.