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. Each petal hangs independent from the others giving these earrings a lovely sense of movement.
Test as 14k gold, turquoise cabochons
1.25" length measured from the top of the ear wire, 1/2" at the widest point
1837 — 1901
Floriography allowed the Victorians to communicate their desires without saying anything at all.