Blue Moon : Edwardian Honeymoon Crescent Moon Broock Circa 1907

AU$350.00

A sweet and sentimental ‘honeymoon’ brooch from the Edwardian era, these tokens of affection were traditionally given by the groom to his bride in the first year of marriage. Most sentimental items from this period are replete with romantic coded symbols, and this piece is no exception.

The crescent moon shape was in reference to young love – growing over time. The trefoil shapes are stylised clover leaves, white clover meaning “promises”. Pearls were also believed to represent purity, so that’s a doubly nice little leaf. The imitation sapphires (garnet topped doublets) are believed to brings gifts of fulfilment, joy, prosperity, inner peace and beauty – or they may be in reference to the wedding date or recipients birthday (Sapphire is the gemstone of the month of  September). A length of golden rope runs along the inside of the crescent, this rope would reference strength, durability and adaptability.
All in all a wonderful love note that anyone would be pleased to wear.

Manufacture:
The brooch is in the shape of a crescent moon, decorated with a spray of trefoil – one trefoil flower set with three blue garnet topped doublets (imitating sapphires) and two more trefoil leaves set with seed pearls, held together with a golden ribbon also set with pearls.

Modelled in 9ct yellow gold except for the pin. Bears a full set of English hallmarks to the back for Birmingham 1907 and makers mark G&W.

The brooch measures 46.41mm from tip to tip and is 16.5mm wide. It weighs 2.5 grams.

Condition:
The brooch is in lovely condition, ready for immediate wear – or could be converted into a pendant by your jeweller.

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Description

A sweet and sentimental ‘honeymoon’ brooch from the Edwardian era, these tokens of affection were traditionally given by the groom to his bride in the first year of marriage.

The brooch is in the shape of a crescent moon, decorated with a spray of trifoil – one trifoil flower set with three blue garnet topped doublets (imitating sapphires) and two more trifoil leaves set with seed pearls, held together with a golden ribbon also set with pearls.

Modelled in 9ct yellow gold except for the pin. Bears a full set of English hallmarks to the back for Birmingham 1907 and makers mark G&W.

The brooch measures 46.41mm from tip to tip and is 16.5mm wide. It weighs 2.5 grams.

The brooch is in lovely condition, ready for immediate wear – or could be converted into a pendant by your jeweller.