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Antique Enamel Pansy Earring and Necklace Set

Antique Enamel Pansy Earring and Necklace Set

Regular price $1,650.00 USD
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Victorians were among history’s greatest romantics. Enthralled by both symbolism and nature, they connected their (many!) private sentiments to flowers in what is today commonly referred to as “Flower Language” or “Floriography.” Believing that flowers could convey all manner of personal thoughts and feelings, from true love to heartbreak, Victorians employed them as a means of sharing and forming and maintaining connections with loved ones. Pansies were one of the favorite flowers in this style of communication. In French, “Pensee” is the verb for “to think” and so pansies were often used to say, “I am thinking of you” / “you are in my thoughts” / “think of me.” Violet colored pansies were often gifted to a loved one or lover. This parure set would be a lovely present to someone whom you wish to share the same sentiments!

 

Fashioned in 14k yellow (slightly rosy) gold, this set consists of a pair of earrings and a pendant necklace complete with a chain. Three sweet five petaled pansy flowers are enameled in stunning detail in shades of white, pink, yellow, violet and purple. At the center of each blossom is set a small natural pearl. The craftsmanship here is stunning, and for their age the pieces are in absolutely gorgeous condition. One of the earrings has a slight discoloration in the glaze on the enamel of one petal. This may be viewed in the detail photos of this listing, which are highly magnified, but it is not noticeable with the naked eye. The enamel of all three pieces is in fantastic shape with the exception of this one remark. Necklace is on a gold cable style chain which fastens with a spring ring clasp.


More details:

Earrings: pansies measure 11.0mm wide by 11.2mm tall. Threaded post/back closure, post measures 1.0mm thick (please note these are a bit thicker than “standard” earring posts. Central pearls measure 2.5mm wide.

Necklace: pansy measures 11.1mm wide by 11.1mm tall. Central pearl measures 2.5mm wide. Chain measures 18” long.

Excellent condition

14k (stamped/tested)

2.6 grams

All purchases arrive in a gift box, wrapped with a ribbon.

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