Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Pansy Flower Paste Repousse Pendant Locket

Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Pansy Flower Paste Repousse Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Pansy Flower Paste Repousse Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Pansy Flower Paste Repousse Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Pansy Flower Paste Repousse Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Pansy Flower Paste Repousse Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Pansy Flower Paste Repousse Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Pansy Flower Paste Repousse Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Pansy Flower Paste Repousse Pendant Locket

Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Pansy Flower Paste Repousse Pendant Locket

Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Gold setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear, no dents. There is a small groove to surface along right edge by bale (someone likely tested metal there at some point). Glass sparkles with crisp faceting and no chips or surface wear. Stones are replacements and not original.

One original frame holds your photos in place (no glass/plastic inserts). Bale is secure and original. Shuts tightly with satisfying "snap".

Tests for gold filled, glass. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story. Floral design is detailed in slight relief from locket's face through repousse technique. Glass cabochons frame pansies with twinkling light. Textural design catches and casts light prettily.

Classic silhouette is solidly made with quality weight and feel in your hand. Locket has slim cache laying flush when worn.

Floriography, or the language of flowers, is rooted in the Victorian era. It refers to the assignment of special emotional meanings to certain flowers. Including those flowers in jewelry was a way to slyly convey one's feelings in a society that discouraged showing your emotions.

For example, red roses were (and still are today) associated with romantic love and passion, while forget-me-knots were associated with remembrance. 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_1326 GS 8.4.1 (1326). This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.


Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Pansy Flower Paste Repousse Pendant Locket