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Victorian Pietra Dura Flower Bracelet



FLORIOGRAPHY - communication through flowers - was a wildly popular way to express secret sentiments in the Victorian era. We researched this forgotten trend and found that morning glories represented the bonds of affection, daisies meant loyal love, and a white rose meant innocence / "I am worthy of you". All these flowers and more appear on this bracelet's pietra dura mosaic panels. It's a feat of craftsmanship to evoke the softness and shade on flower petals using the hard medium of stone.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), hardstone pietra dura

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Very good - on one panel a flower is missing one of its "petals"

  • Size

    6 3/4" length, 1 3/8" x 1 1/8" panels, 2 1/2" safety chain

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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