A vibrant Georgian pansy pendant fashioned in gold and garnets. “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.”
10k gold (tests), garnets, new 14k gold chain
7/8" x 3/4", 18" chain
1714 — 1837
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.
Anthropomorphic, wild, and adorable, pansies were jubilantly translated into jewelry throughout the Victorian era.
Floriography allowed the Victorians to communicate their desires without saying anything at all.