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Silver-Topped Gold and Diamond Crescent Moon Brooch

$7,500

A crescent moon to match the sun, this English Victorian brooch, from the 1880s, features old European-cut diamonds set into silver-topped gold to highlight the fiery sparkle and scintillation of moonbeams on a clear night.

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Country: England
Circa: 1880s
Size: 1.25" length, 1.25" width
Materials: 21 Old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 3.10 carats); Silver-topped 18K gold; Together with original box

 

Crescent moons, a popular motif in Victorian jewelry, represents the spirituality and the glorification of the Feminine Moon Goddess. While stars served as symbols of direction and guidance, the moon symbolizes change, for just as the moon cycles through phases, as does life.
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