This flower, crafted in 14 Kt gold, has a lovely diamond at its center. Most likely an Apple Blossom, the symbol for good fortune (see below for more information).
We've paired the craftsmanship and quality of antique and vintage jewelry with a modern approach to styling in creating this collection. Individually chosen, each antique or vintage stickpin or brooch has been converted to an earring stud. Most are 14 kt gold, 18 kt gold, or platinum with precious gems and all are set with posts in matching gold/platinum purity. The attention to detail and one-of-a-kind design are not likely to be found in modern alternatives.
How it Works
Select one, two, or as many as you like. You can select one to wear as second earring with your every day set of diamond or pearl studs, or two and create your own set of bespoke earrings.
Choose something with a symbol that means something to you (horseshoe for luck) or just because it is simply stunning. It's also a great way to add just a touch of edge or whimsy to your jewelry collection - crescent moon and dagger, mythical beast/Griffin, or check back to see what we add next!
The Victorian Language of Flowers
Floriography, or the language of flowers was a popular means of communication during the Victorian period, 19th c. A period of time, when restraint, dignity, and a strict set of social of rules were valued. Sentiments and feeling were often communicated through symbols and non-verbal messages.
Flowers, herbs, and trees were used to communicate a sentimental language. Each flower, sometimes a particular combination of flowers, or the same flower in a different color sent a message: Purple Hyacinth - please forgive me; Red Rose - love; Ivy - I cling to thee.
Dimensions & Details
- This single stud earring is 14 Kt gold (tested). It has been converted from an antique stick pin and set with a 14 Kt gold stud. There is a single old cut diamond at the center.
- Dimensions: diameter 12 mm.
- 14 kt gold post back.
- Most likely U.S.
Period & Hallmarks
- Late 19th c.\early 20th c.
- Not marked.
- The earring is in very good antique condition.
If you are interested in reading more about the jewelry terms or decorative periods referenced throughout our site, visit our Resources section for additional information.
Find out how to care for your collection of antique and modern jewels: visit our Jewelry Care page to get advice on maintaining and storing your treasured pieces.
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