Floral Motif Band

$300.00
About Details

Did you know that the Victorians had a highly complex "language of flowers," where almost every conceivable sentiment corresponded with a type of flower? It wasn't limited to romantic notions—there were flowers corresponding with cleanliness (hyssop), temptation (quince) and—no joke—"paternal error" (cardamine). (What would that even entail? I am envisioning a Jerry Springer paternity test situation. Yikes.) All that being said, I'd say that the abstracted pattern that adorns this late 19th-century 14K rose gold wedding band are tulips which symbolize love and charity. You can download the complete (and beautifully illustrated) turn-of-the-century guide to floriography here—maybe you want to take a stab at it?

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  • Materials: 14k rose gold
  • Age: c. 1912
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 6.75
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About Details

Did you know that the Victorians had a highly complex "language of flowers," where almost every conceivable sentiment corresponded with a type of flower? It wasn't limited to romantic notions—there were flowers corresponding with cleanliness (hyssop), temptation (quince) and—no joke—"paternal error" (cardamine). (What would that even entail? I am envisioning a Jerry Springer paternity test situation. Yikes.) All that being said, I'd say that the abstracted pattern that adorns this late 19th-century 14K rose gold wedding band are tulips which symbolize love and charity. You can download the complete (and beautifully illustrated) turn-of-the-century guide to floriography here—maybe you want to take a stab at it?

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  • Materials: 14k rose gold
  • Age: c. 1912
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 6.75
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