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Victorian Tourmaline & Diamond Witches Heart Brooch

$1,000.00

Victorian Tourmaline & Diamond Witches Heart Brooch

$1,000.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1890

Charming late Victorian witches heart studded with rose cut diamonds and set with a central heart-shaped greet tourmaline. The witches heart (aka witch's heart) was a popular motif throughout the Georgian and early Victorian eras. A curved point at the bottom implied that the giver had become "bewitched" to fall in love with the recipient... in ancient times the heart was allegedly used to ward off witches and other evil spirits. This brooch is crafted in 15 karat gold with silver settings and dates from the latter half of the 19th century, circa 1890.

STONES

Tourmaline & Diamond

MEASUREMENTS

2.7 x 0.9cm

WEIGHT

2.2g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as 15k gold and silver

CONDITION

Very good, light wear commensurate with age

Victorian Tourmaline & Diamond Witches Heart Brooch Victorian Tourmaline & Diamond Witches Heart Brooch Victorian Tourmaline & Diamond Witches Heart Brooch Victorian Tourmaline & Diamond Witches Heart Brooch Victorian Tourmaline & Diamond Witches Heart Brooch

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