Gold plated, buttercup flower Victorian earrings [PB-10451-ER (G)]
Design code: PB-10451-ER (G)
Handcrafted in sterling silver and gold plated.
Dimensions: 1.7 cms long (without ear hooks- with ear hooks approx. 2.6 cms long) and 1.7 cms at the widest.
A fascinating aspect of Victorian jewellery is the deep symbolism and sentimentality rendered in its designs. Aside from charm, ageless beauty and nostalgic value, Victorian jewellery pieces, more often than not, contained a hidden meaning/message/story through the choice of material, shape, types of gemstones used, as well as their arrangement.
There are endless floral motifs/symbols in Victorian jewellery, but perhaps none as delightful, buoyant, sweet and simplistic as golden yellow buttercup flower. Buttercups represent happiness, merriment, bliss and glee.