A Georgian or early Victorian forget-me-not flower brooch showcasing large rose cut diamonds in silver over gold. During the 19th century, forget-me-nots became a popular symbol of fidelity and loyalty, as well as remembrance during partings or after death.
The rose cut diamonds in this timeless brooch are all foil backed, creating a romantic mirror-like sparkle. There are a total of approximately 2.5 carats in diamonds. As is often found in these older pieces, the diamonds were set on top of silver. The back of the pin is in 14K yellow gold.
An amazing piece of history that has survived for almost 200 years, in a style that still remains beautiful today. Fabulous on a jacket lapel or sweater, or can even be converted into a pendant!
Metal: 14K Yellow Gold & Silver
Weight: 7.8 grams
Diamond: Approximately 2.5 carats
Measurement: 0.95 inches wide
Condition: In good antique condition with minor surface wear consistent with age. There are two larger diamonds with surface scratches, we well as one of the smaller stones. The pin appears to have been replaced at some point - most likely an older repair. The original older patina is present as well.