FERN MADNESS! Pteridomania (pterido = Latin for "fern") was a short-lived Victorian craze. Pteridomania is generally considered a British eccentricity, but while it lasted, fern madness invaded all aspects of Victorian life. This was the heyday of the amateur naturalist - people were obsessed with hunting and gathering the rarest specimens, and it was essential to have a glass terrarium in your house to display and protect your finds. Ferns and fern motifs appeared everywhere; in homes, gardens, art, literature, and as we see here, jewelry.
1837 — 1901
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.
Floriography allowed the Victorians to communicate their desires without saying anything at all.