Victorian Diamond Crescent Brooch c.1880
A stylish Victorian diamond crescent brooch.
The brooch is set with 21 old cut diamonds in a fine graduated 'C' crescent design. This beautiful brooch is finely mounted in gold typical of the Victorian era and has a gold pin to the reverse (with later added roller clasp to keep the brooch safe when worn).
The brooch could be converted into a pendant if required.
The crescent moon is one of the oldest symbols known to mankind. It became very popular as a motif in jewellery in the Georgian and Victorian eras, particularily in brooches. Crescent moons celebrate the feminine moon goddess and as such are associated with female empowerment. It also symbolizes change, as it turns into a full moon and then back, similar to the ebb and flow of life.
Price Code: C, £1000 - £2500
Era: Victorian, 1839 - 1901
Measurements: Brooch 2.2cm in diameter, 2.8grams in weight.
Total diamond weight estimated 1.2 carats
Hallmarks: Unmarked, tests gold