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Victorian Turquoise Witch’s Heart Necklace

The heart shape has evolved over the centuries from an upside-down pear shape in the 1500s to the symmetrical cleft emoji we use today. During the 19th century, this version - with a twist to one side - was commonly called a “witch’s heart.” Giving your loved one a jewel in this shape meant that they had “bewitched” you (in the most romantic way possible). This gold and turquoise witch’s heart pendant is engraved “Nancy May 19th/[18]98.”


  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), turquoise cabochons, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    Engraved “Nancy May 19th/[18]98”

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    7/8" length including the bale, 5/8" at the widest point, 18" chain

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RelatedHistory Lesson

HEARTS:The Symbol of Love

The double-clefted heart icon was born in the Middle Ages.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Turquoise:Health, Luck and Friendship

A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb