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Victorian Turquoise Bluebell Earrings


These Victorian gold and turquoise earrings are rendered in the shape of stylized bluebells, the classically English harbinger of springtime. In the Victorian language of floriography - in which a vast catalog of flowers corresponded with highly specific sentiments - the bluebell represented humility and devotion.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), turquoise cabochons

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - spots of wear on the back of one earrings

  • Size

    1 7/16" length measured from the top of the ear wire, 5/8" at the widest point





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Floriography: The Secret Language of Flowers

Floriography allowed the Victorians to communicate their desires without saying anything at all.