Antique Victorian 15ct Gold Crescent Moon & Stars Brooch
A wonderful late Victorian brooch fashioned from 15ct yellow gold. It was the Queen Consort-to-be, Princess Alexandra, who brought the moon and stars motifs into mainstream Victorian jewellery pieces like this one. She loved wearing the symbols, though of course her brooches and pins were studded with the finest diamonds! The moon symbolises womanhood and the birth-life cycle, while stars where used in Victorian jewellery to denote guidance. They are a protective symbol - a guiding light in a dark night sky. This lovely old star brooch has been fashioned from 15ct gold. It bears no marks, but we have had the metal x-ray tested to be sure of its purity. The brooch is in great condition for its age and the pearls are well matched. A delightful piece of Victoriana. Presented in our eco jewellery box - not the vintage case shown which is one of our props.
- Size: 2.6cm x 3cm
- Fixing: Pin & Hook
- Age: 1890-1900
- Material: 15ct Gold
- Marks: None (gold content x-ray tested)
- Weight: 4.7 grams
- Principal Stone: Pearl
- Case: Recycled Kraft Jewellery Box
All stone weights and grades are our best estimates. Metals are checked for authenticity, and any detectable or assumed stone treatments are disclosed.