This lovely antique brooch hails from England and is in the form of an anchor entwined with a swirling rope of pearls. The pearls, still luminescent, are set in 15 ct gold.
In Victorian times the anchor was a symbol of hope, relating both to the seafaring world and to the spiritual one when combined with other symbols, it takes on a spiritual meaning. The anchor represents security, stability, and solace. The symbolism is similar to the swallow, in that it too was a sign of hope that a loved one (seafaring or not) would return home safely.
Convert it to a Pendant
Love the piece, but would rather wear it as a pendant or necklace? Have it converted.
Convert it vertically, with a small jump ring at the top, into a pendant (conversion fee $40). Convert it to a necklace and wear it horizontally at a slight angle by attaching a jump ring at each end (conversion fee $60). Have us attach the perfect chain (1.1mm solid gold 14 kt gold chain/16 inches in length starting at $125). See our return policy for modified or customized pieces.
Mix and stack with our other pendants and chains.
Dimensions & Details: Anchor Brooch
- The length of the brooch is just under 1 1/2 (1.4) inches or 35mm. The width of the brooch at its widest point is just over an inch at 27mm.
- The pearls are likely to be natural, rather than cultured due to the age of the piece (but this has not been lab verified).
- The brooch is 15 ct gold (tested).
Period & Hallmarks
- Late 19th c. No hallmarks.
- The brooch/pendant is in good antique condition, with general wear and patina that one would expect in a piece of this age. There is light wear and tear, but no eye visible damage.
Outside of the U.S.? Please contact us for a shipping quote.