Victorian Silver Heart And Ivy Brooch
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Pretty Victorian silver heart and ivy brooch hallmarked Birmingham 1890.
The Victorian were very fond of sentimental jewellery and hearts and ivy were often featured together. As an evergreen, ivy was one of the only plants to remain green during the cold British Victorian winters. Along with the mistletoe, the holly, and the fir tree, it had a major role to play in decorations for the winter solstice and Christmas. So, originally, its meaning was to do with life and eternity. However, over time, it came to represent everlasting love, deep friendship, fidelity, or wedded bliss.
Brooches were extremely popular in Victorian/Edwardian times and were often placed on ribbon around the wearer's neck to create a colliers de chien or ‘dog collar’.
It measures 4.5cm in length.
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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.