Why You'll Love It. The romance of symbolic jewelry. Take a closer look at this antique French-made Victorian pendant, as it represents. Surmounting all obstacles in love. Through its detailed raised relief mistletoe motif and heart shape.
Two hues of yellow and rose gold enhance its charming and full silhouette that is ready for your favorite chain or charm bracelet. Bright patina with light wear to yellow gold plating showing a slight rosy tone along the edges. 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 symbolized 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_1503 GS 9.2.1 (1503).