This wonderful Georgian pansy pendant is fashioned in silver with a gold wash back and rock crystal petals. "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."
Silver, rock crystal, paste center (looks like a later replacement), new 14k gold chain
Very good - some wear to the back, center stone appears to be a replacement of the original
3/4" length including the bale, just shy of 5/8" at the widest point, 16" chain
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1714 — 1837
Anthropomorphic, wild, and adorable, pansies were jubilantly translated into jewelry throughout the Victorian era.