Ravishing, gold plated, seed pearl crescent and flower Victorian earrings [PB-10456-ER (G)]
Design code: PB-10456-ER (G)
Handcrafted in sterling silver and gold plated with individually and painstakingly hand set seed pearls.
Dimensions: 3.2 cms long and 2.1 cms at the widest. Push-post closure.
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.
Crescent moons celebrate the feminine moon goddess and therefore is associated with female empowerment. It also symbolizes change, as it turns into a full moon and then back, similar to the ebb and flow of life. A crescent moon cradling a flower, often worn on their honeymoon by new brides, was said to represent ‘the magic of the moon and the sweet nectar of the flower.’
(If you are getting married or have someone close who is- won't this make the most perfect gift?!)