The name “pansy” derives from the French word "pensee" which means "thought". Ever big on subtlety, the Victorians devised an entire symbolic language of flowers. For example, a Victorian gentleman could express that he was thinking of his love by presenting her with a pansy. And she would understand what that meant! (Giving a pansy to a gentleman was considered bad luck). This Victorian era pansy is rendered using amethysts, emeralds and citrines and accented with cannetille and granti to create drama and texture.
18k gold (tests), amethysts, citrines, emerald, new 14k gold chain
13/16" length including the bale, 1/2" width, 18" chain
1837 — 1901
Floriography allowed the Victorians to communicate their desires without saying anything at all.