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Silver Victorian Flemish heart pendant with rubies and heart shaped opal

Silver Victorian Flemish heart pendant with rubies and heart shaped opal.

Antique jewelry object group: pendants

Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.

Style: Victorian
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Period: ca. 1870
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Source of inspiration: love and romance

Theme: heart

Material: silver
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Extra information: Heart - In Egypt, the heart was a symbol for life and the place where the feelings and the intellect are established. For the Chinese is the heart (sjin) the symbol for reason and feeling. It's 'one of the eight valuable organs' from Buddha. In the West the heart symbolises in the first place fieriness and love.

Precious stones: Nine red stones that can be either ruby, lab produced ruby (also called verneuil ruby) or strass (also called paste and one opal
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Birthstones: Ruby is the birthstone (or month stone) for July and opal for October.
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More background information: As this is the first time to us we see such heart set with colored stones instead of rose cut diamonds, we think that somewhere in its life this pendant has been altered into this colorful beauty.

Hallmarks: No trace.
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Condition: excellent condition
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Dimensions: height approximately 5.40 cm (2.13 inch)

Weight: 10.00 gram (6.43 dwt)

Reference Nº: 09306-4324

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Silver Victorian Flemish heart pendant with rubies and heart shaped opal
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