Test for sterling silver, vermeil finish at the back, natural turquoise. Why You'll Love It.
Everyone needs a little luck now and then, right? The horseshoe, a well-known symbol of luck and good fortune during the Victorian era serves the same feeling of optimism today.This antique pendant has a delicate silhouette yet a striking look due to its inset vibrant persian turquoise. The stones are showcased by the sterling silver setting to make this piece look and feel! Bright patina with some surface wear to the setting. Rose gold backing is fresh and intact. Fresh sheen, light surface wear, and no chipping on the turquoise. Symbolism in antique and vintage jewelry is common, yet it can be hard to spot if you don't know what you're looking for. Often, specific natural gemstones, flowers, birds, and motifs like stars and anchors were imbued with meanings that have fallen out of present-day society's collective memory.
To appreciate the power of symbols in antique jewelry is to imagine what it would have been like to wear the piece and step back into history. A young Queen Victoria assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond. Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head.Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria. Taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era.
When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid. _gsrx_vers_1436 GS 9.0.5 (1436). This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants".
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