Antique Art Nouveau/Edwardian Purple Enamel Dogwood Flower Pendant and Brooch with Victorian Black Ribbon Choker
ERA: Antique Edwardian/Art Nouveau, early 1900s
MATERIALS: 14k yellow gold, purple/pink/white/black enamel, .02ct Old Mine Cut diamond
SIZE: About 2cm around, black ribbon is 26" total length with 12.5" of wider ribbon
WEIGHT: 3.77 grams
CONDITION: Very good antique condition on flower, some very slight enamel loss on a couple of the flower's pedals, but overall in very good condition considering its age. Ribbon is also in very good antique condition.
HALLMARKS: None present, acid tests as 14k gold
This is an incredible piece! These antique enamel flowers are so desirable for any jewelry collector. This flower is a dogwood, which often represents rebirth as the flower is one of the first to bloom in spring, and can also represent purity, faithfulness and hope. It would be an incredibly sentimental gift, and these were often worn by new brides on their honeymoons to symbolize the beginning of their married lives. Victorians and Edwardians believed very strongly in the language of flowers and this is a wonderful example of that! I have included with this a real antique Victorian black ribbon so you can wear it as a choker which is a truly gorgeous look! These Victorian ribbons are also so desirable and hard to find in such good condition since they are over 120 years old! Please note there is a slight amount of enamel loss on the flower (which is to be expected for an item of this age), examine the photos closely as they form part of the condition report.
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