ANTIQUE VICTORIAN FORGET ME NOT EARRINGS 18CT GOLD GILT SILVER CIRCA 1900
A marvellous pair of antique Victorian drop earrings featuring fabulous high relief forget me not flowers with textured leaves and petals crowned with a Faux Turquoise which has long been a symbol of the flower.
An old German tale tells of two lovers walking by a river. After picking a bouquet of blue flowers for his love the man fell into the river and was swept away – crying out ‘Forget me not’. These beautiful flowers have been known by this name ever since, and are a powerful symbol of enduring love and remembrance.
The flowers are set upon a lovely reflective gallery with beautiful engraved detailing fashioned in Silver and gilded in 18ct Yellow Gold. They are a wonderful pair and fitted with newer lever back fittings.
The earrings are part of a matching set consisting of a necklace (19-1109) brooch (19-1113), pendant (19-1112) and bracelet (19-1110). To view these pieces simply click the links above / search the item numbers provided above.
WEIGHT: 4.9 grams together
MEASURES: Width 14mm x Height 37mm x Depth 6mm
METAL: Silver gilded in 18ct Gold
AGE: Victorian, Circa 1900
ITEM NUMBER: 19-1111