Antique Victorian French

Antique Victorian French St. Esprit Dove Bird Paste 2.5 Sterling Silver Pendant

Antique Victorian French St. Esprit Dove Bird Paste 2.5 Sterling Silver Pendant
Antique Victorian French St. Esprit Dove Bird Paste 2.5 Sterling Silver Pendant
Antique Victorian French St. Esprit Dove Bird Paste 2.5 Sterling Silver Pendant
Antique Victorian French St. Esprit Dove Bird Paste 2.5 Sterling Silver Pendant
Antique Victorian French St. Esprit Dove Bird Paste 2.5 Sterling Silver Pendant
Antique Victorian French St. Esprit Dove Bird Paste 2.5 Sterling Silver Pendant
Antique Victorian French St. Esprit Dove Bird Paste 2.5 Sterling Silver Pendant

Antique Victorian French St. Esprit Dove Bird Paste 2.5 Sterling Silver Pendant

Tests for sterling silver, glass. Yes, see photo (French silver mark). Why You'll Love It.

S all about light and shimmer in this St. The distinctive design was made in France to represent the Holy Ghost and is a dove-shaped religious symbol.

With the dove descending from the bow it pivots freely from the sterling silver setting to enhance its ethereal shimmer. Substantial in size with a striking silhouette. And the addition of red and green paste-a subtle yet harder-to-come-by detail-is a stunner that. Ll stand out, both in your collection and on your neckline. Bright patina with minimal surface wear to the setting.

Fresh sheen, light surface wear, and no chipping on the glass. All stones are intact and bright with very little darkening or wear to foiling. Symbolism in antique and vintage jewelry is common, yet it can be hard to spot if you don't know what you're looking for. Often, specific natural gemstones, flowers, birds, and motifs like stars and anchors were imbued with meanings that have fallen out of present-day society's collective memory.

To appreciate the power of symbols in antique jewelry is to imagine what it would have been like to wear the piece and step back into history. A young Queen Victoria assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond. Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head. Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria.

Taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era. When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid. _gsrx_vers_1436 GS 9.0.5 (1436).
Antique Victorian French St. Esprit Dove Bird Paste 2.5 Sterling Silver Pendant