Art Deco Gold RAF Sweetheart Brooch, c.1925
A stylish gold Art Deco RAF sweetheart brooch
The brooch has a blue enamelled RAF motif set within a gold laurel wreath within the wings insignia and set under a red enamelled Kings crown. The brooch has an integral safety clasp to the reverse.
The brooch was made by Birks who were a Canadian company and known to make jewellery for the Canadian troups in WWII.
Sweetheart brooches have been popular since the early 20th century and were given to wives, mothers and girlfriends by servicemen as mementos and reminders of the absent loved one. They were worn to show pride in having a sweetheart who was serving his country. They were made for every budget from base metal to platinum and designs were made for every aspect of the military.
Price Code: A, Up to £500
Era: Art Deco, c.1925 - 1940
Measurements: Brooch 4 cm in length, 1.5 cm at widest point, 2.6 grams in weight.
Hallmarks: Stamped 10K BIRKS