A highly collectible hand brooch from the Victorian era, c1890! The elegant hand is made of early plastic imitating coral with a gold filled mount. The graceful poised hand features an elaborate love heart pierced cuff, and the delicate fingers are holding an old-mine cut paste stone which simulates a dazzling chunky-old diamond! A panel, pin and c-connection make up the back of the brooch. The brooch measures 3.50cm long
The hand, or hands, have had a long history in antique jewellery, dating back to Roman times through to the Georgian and Victorian era's and beyond. Hand jewellery carries much symbolic significance throughout history, and often a cuff on a hand was an expression of romanticism. Holding a jewel may convey several different meanings such as fidelity, strength or loyalty.
A unique piece of antique jewellery, perfect for any collector and would make a fun accent to any outfit!