Antique 9ct Gold, Seed Pearl And Ruby Crescent And Star Pin Brooch
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This pretty Victorian 9ct gold crescent and star pin has inset seed pearls and a ruby and is in excellent condition. The pin is a base metal.
A very popular feminine symbol in the Victorian era was the mystical crescent moon & star motif, traditionally embellished with rhinestones & seed pearls. Crescent moons in Victorian jewelry often represented spirituality and the glorification of the Feminine Moon Goddess. Whilst the stars were symbols of direction, and guidance for the spirit.
Stick pins were used from 1830s to the 1920s for fixing and holding a gentleman’s cravat in place. By the 1890's stick pins were also emerging in womenswear often as hat pins but also in sportswear. In 1909, as the suffragette movement was gathering momentum there were fears that hat pins could be used as weapons. This led to a bill being passed instructing that women’s pins had to be 9 inches long or less.
The crescent and star measures 1cm x 1cm. The pin measures 5cm.
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This unique piece of jewellery may have signs of wear due to its history. It is beautifully imperfect and should be treated with love and care.