Custom Name Necklace with Rhinestone Letters

lily of the valley, antique boxed Art Nouveau 9k Gold Enamel Pearl Lily of the Valley Crescent Moon Pin Brooch in velvet jeweler's case Victorian Edwardian

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\u2661 \u2661 \u2661 \u2661It always sets my heart a-flutter finding antique jewelry as lovely as this, especially when it's still in its original box \u2661Made circa 1890s to 1910s of solid 9 karat gold, it depicts a crescent moon covered in luminescent pearls, framing a lily of the valley flower with pearl blossoms and enameled leaves tinged in soft gradient shades of pink, green, and yellow. More than a pretty thing, this lovely piece of Victorian sentimental jewelry would have held great meaning for the woman who wore it a century ago. These little flower moon brooches were popular gifts for brides to wear on their honeymoon as the flower signified "the sweet nectar of love", otherwise known as the honey in honeymoon, while the moon (obviously) symbolized the moon, as well as being "under the magic spell of the moon" whose light has been known to cast many a love spell. In the Victorian book The Language of Flowers, lily of the valley also symbolized "a return to happiness".The box is a beauty in and of itself, covered in a deep royal purple velvet with rounded edges and a lovely tactile feel. The little push-button latch opens to reveal a fitted velvet interior with a silk-lined lid, stamped in gold with the jeweler's name and address in Blackpool on the Irish Sea coast of England. This seaside resort has been famous since the Victorian times for its Blackpool Pleasure Beach, a quaintly-named amusement park and boardwalk, and the landmark Blackpool Tower inspired by the Eiffel Tower and built in 1894. At the time it was the tallest building in all of the British Empire, with a glass viewing platform and ballroom at the top, all so very romantic. Holding this tiny treasure it's easy to imagine the love story that began under the silvery light of the moon, after a day of fun at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and a swirling evening of dancing, high amongst the stars at the tip tip top of the Tower Ballroom. Surely this was purchased as a love token, something to remind someone of a magical time and the commencement of a life-long love.It is a special piece, and I love how this brooch has been carefully stored in its little box all these 100 + past years. I also the little bits of wear, for it shows this was worn and loved. If you look closely, you can see a little chippy wear around the edges of the enamel, but other than that it's in remarkably well-preserved condition with no flaws to note. It measures 1/2" at its widest with a 1.75" total length and weighs 2.8 grams. The box measures 2.75" x 1 5/8" and 1" tall, and it's in excellent condition with only minimal signs of wear on the velvet exterior.The pictures say it best, so please click on them for a closer look, and if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. Ships via USPS and will be wrapped with care, boxed for safe travel, and mailed within one business day \u2661, celestial jewelry

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