We love the sentiment in Victorian jewellery, they were big fans of symbolism in jewellery and loved using different motifs to inject romance into their jewels.
This antique gold and tuquoise brooch has such beautiful attention to detail throughout. From the top infinity shaped knot to the sweet dangling heart drop. Both are studded with turquoise cabochons set in closed back settings, a stone that was very popular during the Victorian era due to Queen Victoria's love of the stone and a gem that was thought of at the time to symbolise true love.
The brooch is made of yellow gold which tests as 15ct gold (it is unhallmarked which is common for a piece of this age). The chain also tests as 15ct gold (The safety pin and the pin section of the brooch fastening are not gold). The brooch is hollow in the middle and has a simple 'c' clasp fastening to the back.
The brooch weighs approx 4.7g in total and measures approx 22mm tall by 24.3mm wide and the safety chain is approx 90mm long.
Condition - The brooch is in good antique condition but does show signs of age and wear, including surface wear to the gold and turquoise. There are some previous gold tests marks which has darkened the gold in places, there is one to the chain and one to the edge of the infinity section. There is a also a small scratch to the back of the heart. The base metal safety pin is now quite discoloured (this could be swapped for a gold safety pin instead). The brooch fastening pin itself is a little mishapen but this isn't noticable when worn and still functions well. The turquoise stones do vary naturally in colour slightly and have some faint dark marks to the stones which is natural to the turquoise.
*Please note the box pictured is not included in the sale*
Antique gold and turquoise infinity knot and heart brooch
All items are carefully wrapped and packaged in a gift pouch. In the UK, we always post items via Royal Mail's Special Delivery service which is fully tracked and insured. Items sent outside of the UK are sent via Royal Mail's International signed for service, which offers insurance for up to £250 and tracking.