In my clutches

During the Victorian era romantic love was viewed as the primary requirement for marriage and courtship became an art form among the upper classes.  Known for their formality and closed lips, Victorians poured their emotions into their jewelry. They used a diverse language of symbols (drawn from history and religion) to send secret messages of love, flirtation, friendship and sadness.

Gemstones conveyed particular feelings - diamonds represented constancy, pearls symbolized tears, ruby meant passion and turquoise stood for protection & prosperity.  Birds, flowers, and ladies' hands were common motifs of the day. The hand symbolized good luck and even the object held in its clutches depicted specific sentiments.  For instance, a hand holding forget-me-nots sent a wish that love never die, holding a wreath & laurel meant love victorious, while a fan symbolized flirtation.

Altaira

ALTAIRA

from $170.00

Amity

AMITY

from $90.00

Carita

CARITA

from $125.00

Circe

CIRCE

from $155.00

Ava

AVA

from $160.00

Cupid

CUPID

from $172.00

Thaddea

THADDEA

from $230.00

delilah

DELILAH

from $162.00

Pandora

PANDORA

from $194.00

Chantal

CHANTAL

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Flor

FLOR

from $208.00

Jemma

JEMMA

from $360.00

tanit

TANIT

from $404.00

Una

UNA

from $208.00

Daya

DAYA

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