A Victorian pave set turquoise gold pendant by Howell James & Co circa 1860, the high carat snake-link gold chain suspends a turquoise mounted hand clutching a laurel wreath suspending a heart, with glazed locket compartment to reverse and pave-set overall with turquoise cabochons. The barrel clasp applied with blue enamel.
In original fitted case
'In Georgian and Victorian times, hand brooches and pendants were not only created from metal but some of the most alluring were carved from a variety of precious stones, including lava, vulcanite and Whitby jet. These antique brooches also held flowers and hearts symbolising friendship and romance, daggers for protection, and wreaths for mourning. Diane Richardson of The Gold Hatpin has her own private collection of hands fashioned from myriad materials and feels there is such beauty in a hand being carved from organic material.' - thejewelleryeditor.com
For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality
Victorian Pave Set Turquoise Gold Pendant by Howell James & Co, Circa 1860
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