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Victorian Jewelry: VJ093

CARNELIAN PROMISE OF HOPE ( Victorian Jewelry Scottish Brooch/Pendant ): To the Victorians, the Anchor was a symbol of Hope, an emotion that provided a refuge from the travails of living in a time when death was always near. Faith (Cross), Hope (Anchor) and Charity (Heart) was an extremely popular Victorian motif found in all types of jewelry. This large Antique Carnelian and Sterling Silver Anchor Brooch (c. 1860) is an outstanding example of the Scottish style that Queen Victoria loved so well. The carved carnelian part of the cross is beautifully striated when held up to the light. The silver portions of the brooch are delicately engraved and a twisted silver rope coils itself around the anchor. The original pin stem has been replaced with a shorter version and with the addition of the ring at the top, this anchor brooch becomes a lovely pendant. The C clasp closure is original. Such a bold statement look will always be a fashion favorite. Condition: Excellent. Size: 3 1/4” long, 1 5/8” wide.


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