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Georgian Cruciform Pansy Pendant

$1,500

A vibrant Georgian pendant fashioned in a cruciform shape with a cannetille halo around the center stone and granti along its outer edges. Each arm is a pansy with garnet petals and a pearl ovule. "Pansy" comes from the French pense meaning "to think." Lovers of a hidden meaning, the five-petaled flower was frequently used in 18th and 19th century love token jewelry to express the sentiment "think of me."

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), garnets, seed pearls, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1820

  • Condition

    Good - pearls are replacements of the originals

  • Size

    1 5/8" length including the bale, 1 3/8" width, 18" chain

Georgian

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GeorgianEra

17141837

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Pansies:Think of Me

Anthropomorphic, wild, and adorable, pansies were jubilantly translated into jewelry throughout the Victorian era.