Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch
Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch

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Victorian 14k Faceted Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Semi-Baroque Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Circle Brooch

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General Information:

  • Precious Metal Weight: Approx. 2.31 dwt 
  • Precious Metal Material: 14k yellow gold
  • Dimensions: Approx. 1” mm around 
  • Weight: 3.6 grams
  • Markings: H14K on the locking receiving clasp (female end of the closure)
  • Era: Est. c. 1870-1890, mid to very early late Victorian; height of the Etruscan Revival surge that brought with it “exotic” themes from the Middle East and Africa, and revivals of, and inspirations from, ancient fashion styles and fabrication methods for jewelry.
  • Buyer Notes: This brooch consists of a 14k yellow gold circular frame upon which sapphires and pearls and claw prong and peg mounted. It is designed as an allusion to a slim crescent moon and star. The gold body evidences a rich patina, which has been left intact and unpolished according to its demand and desirability amongst antique jewelry collectors. It may be polished to a bright, buttery shine post-purchase by the buyer if so preferred. Please keep in mind that, per a recent uptick in brooch conversions in the past few decades, this piece would make an excellent conversion opportunity; this brooch could be made into a pendant by your bench jeweler with the simple addition of a bail and/or removal of the stem pin.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Sapphire
  • Center Stone Count: Eight (8)
  • Center Stone Dimensions: Gradation from 2.3 to 3.7 mm
  • Center Stone Shape: Round faceted 
  • Center Stone Color: Cornflower blue (light to medium-light blue)
  • Center Stone Clarity: Translucent  
  • Center Stone Type: Pearls
  • Center Stone Count: Ten (10)
  • Center Stone Dimensions: Gradation from 2.3 to 3.4 mm
  • Center Stone Shape: Semi-baroque/off-round seed, half-drilled and peg-set (one pearl shows a circular inclusion on its surface, as pictured)
  • Center Stone Color: White-cream and cream, with very pale pink overtone
  • Center Stone Surface Quality: Good luster throughout

The Story:

This bright antique brooch is an iconic jewelry staple of the last quarter of the 19th century. It features ten pearls and eight sapphires in an alternating pattern, all natural gemstones that are beautifully singular and prong-set atop a 14k yellow gold mounting. The sapphires bear the ever-desirable cornflower color, richly reminiscent of the summer sky, and are translucent so as to allow light to pass through and glow. The pearls are a creamy-white, some with an ever so slight pale pink overtone. Together, the combination is timeless.

This piece was designed to be a fresh take on the hallowed Victorian themes of ethereality, as the pin is entirely circular, though is a clever reference to the slender crescent moon. The pattern of sapphires and pearls taper from the center of the moon shape towards the ‘horns’ of the moon, a gradual change in scale that allows one to imagine it as the shadows that create the crescent spectacle. Sweeping 14k yellow gold tips meet at a single sapphire that appears to visually float opposite the moon. This lone stone is meant to recall a star, rounding out the piece as a moon and star design. 

Victorian jewelry is much beloved for the symbolism woven into every piece. The crescent shape alludes to the waxing and waning moon, which is believed to be a nurturing and watchful eye, a motherly protective agent for its wearer, is affiliated with feminine energy, birth cycles, and represents connectedness. It reminds the wearer of life’s fragility while also encouraging the life-giving relationship with the Divine, as the cyclical nature of life is, itself, a story of ceaseless and promised redemption.

Additionally, sapphires and pearls harbor their own symbolism: sapphires are seen as holy gemstones, fit for royalty and believed to embody unmatched wisdom, eternal fortune, and deep faith. Pearls are also mystically prestigious gems, and are thought to promote incorruptibility, steadfastness and fertility. Their luster has been associated with the glory of the moon since ancient times, and grew to also allude to the heartfelt tears that accompany sentiment or loss. In sum, the meanings of the moon and star and the meanings of the stones offer a rich, otherworldly message of the power of the motherly spirit as a divine gift.

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