Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting
Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting

BR338

Victorian 14k Rosy Gold 4.60 CTW Pearl, Hematite & Garnet Shamrock Stick Pin with Claw Prong Setting

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General Information:

  • Total Carat Weight: 4.60 ctw
  • Precious Metal Weight: 1.38 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: Claw prong head digitally tests for 14-15k rose gold and stem tests for 10-12k rose gold; the gold is coppery in nature (due to the historic alloy formula for rose gold), and beautifully patinaed.
  • Dimensions: Overall, this pin measures 60.25 mm long. The claw prong gem-set head measures 11.53 mm north to south (length) x 11.10 mm east to west (width) x 6.95 mm back to front (depth).
  • Weight: 2.15 grams
  • Markings: This pin is unmarked but has been tested for purity on digital shop equipment.
  • Era: This piece is believed to date to the late 19th century, placing it at circa 1870-1900 according to stylistic and construction research. 
  • Buyer Notes: This piece is wonderfully wearable as is, or ready for your dream conversion project. It is a bold and unusual take on a classic Victorian motif, and worthy of any antique jewelry collection. This pin does not come with a clutch.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Pearl
  • Center Stone Count: Three (3)
  • Center Stone Dimensions and Carat Weights: 
    • One whole pearl measures 4.97 mm = 0.95 ct, by formula per the specific gravity of pearl
    • Two seed pearls measure about 1.40 mm each = 0.015 ct each/0.030 ctw together, by formula per the specific gravity of pearl
    • Together, these 3 pearls total an estimated 0.98 ctw
  • Center Stone Shape: One pearl is whole/spherical, and two pearls are split/seed
  • Center Stone Color: The centermost bezel set seed pearl is silvery-white in color, while the other seed pearl (stem) and whole pearl (leaf) are white with a creamy-silver orient
  • Center Stone Clarity: Opaque with fine luster
  • Center Stone Type: Hematite (Ferric Oxide)
  • Center Stone Count:  One (1)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: 1.84 ct by formula per the specific gravity of hematite
  • Center Stone Dimensions: 5.08 mm 
  • Center Stone Shape: Sphere/orb
  • Center Stone Color: Metallic black-silver
  • Center Stone Clarity: Opaque with a natural mirror-like polish
  • Center Stone Type: Garnet (Pyrope)
  • Center Stone Count: One (1)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: 1.78 ct by formula per the specific gravity of pyrope garnet
  • Center Stone Dimensions: 5.43 mm
  • Center Stone Shape: Sphere/orb
  • Center Stone Color: Deep red
  • Center Stone Clarity:  Semi-translucent; appears as a very deep, nearly opaque red in indoor and lower lights, versus a glowing candy-red in bright sunlight or when backlit

The Story:

A strikingly handsome talisman intended to bring luck and blessings, this mid Victorian stick pin dates to about 1870 (if not a tad earlier), and features a primary trio of moody gemstones set into deep rose gold. The head of the pin is fashioned as a three-dimensional shamrock, complete with three leaflets (rather than four which identify clovers) and an inconspicuous curled stem beneath. The lucky shamrock's leaves are brought to life with the three gems that comprise them: one pearl, one hematite, and one garnet. While a rather unusual combination of stones, they harmoniously unite and offer a dramatic aesthetic emphasized by the rosiness of the gold and poignancy of the claw prongs.

The Victorians are heralded for their deep and wide-ranging symbolic associations evoked through jewelry. Every element, gemstone, design choice and motif carried with it a wealth of symbolism, and this stick pin is no exception. Pearls represent earnest purity, grace and holiness, and for many generations, were considered far more valuable, desirable and fashionable than diamonds. Hematite represents inner healing and calming, and is thought to encourage balance between the spiritual self and the worldly self. Pyrope garnets represent passionate affection, and are seen as an emblem of protective life-blood and the promise of a safe voyage.

Interestingly, pearls are iconically used within mourning jewelry of the Georgian and Victorian periods, most typically referencing not only the tears of those left to grieve, but also the honoree's upstanding character, pureness of heart and life of faithfulness. The etherality of pearls and their lustrousness appeal to the human desire to understand life after death and the divine will orchestrating it all. Hematites are remarkably rare within early and mid Victorian jewelry prior to 1890, and in the scarce instances it was used, was believed to be a token of perseverance and strength, a stabilizing agent during times of great anguish and distress. Thus, hematites were associated with wartime, and given before entering the battlefield. Keeping these significant notions of pearls and hematites in mind, let us examine the garnet's deeper meaning:

The use of garnets, in particular, within historic jewelry has roots in the ancient world. Specifically, garnets as talismans of protection may be traced to Greek life and mythology: not only was the inner glow of garnets likened to the ability to see in the dark, but the stones became associated with of the seeds of pomegranates through lore and legend. In the mythological story of Hades and Persephone, Hades encourages Persephone to eat from a pomegranate before her intent to depart from him, and as Persephone eats from its seeds, the act ultimately tied her soul to Hades' and prohibited her ability to leave. In Victorian England, this story grew to be convey pomegranate seeds (exemplified as garnets in jewelry) as ideal gifts between lovers before distance and time apart. As such, the gems were believed to promise safe travels, safe returns, and a fonder heart all the while.

This shamrock's incorporation of pearls, hematite and garnet altogether signify an innocent and honorable wearer entering the unknowns of life's struggles, yet entering into such mystery heralding a banner of truest love and divine protection.

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