Victorian Flat Cut Garnet Antique Forget-Me-Not Brooch


    Beautiful and symbolic, this brooch was created in the Victorian era.

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    The Details...

    This brooch is constructed from a copper and zinc alloy, perhaps Tombak or Pinchbeck. It is set with flat cut Garnets, teardrop shaped Garnets and rose cut Garnets. The brooch features a Forget-Me-Not motif. The brooch fastens with a 'C' clasp and the fastening pin is attached to the brooch with a tube hinge. The brooch measures 2.5cm in diameter. 

    A Short History...

    Flora and fauna were used extensively in Victorian symbolic jewellery. Perhaps the most popular flower motif was the five petalled Forget-Me-Not. It was chosen to symbolise both eternal love and remembrance. This dual meaning meant that the flower could be included in both romantic jewels and mourning jewellery. 

    Wear it With...

    Brooches are an exceptionally simple way to add instant vintage styling to any look and interest to plain materials. Pin this piece onto a hat, lapel, collar, cuff, scarf, sleeve, waistline or bag - wear alone or with a selection.

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    The jewellery within the Gemma Redmond Vintage collection has survived to this day because it has been well cared for throughout its lifetime. It is important to continue to care for the jewellery that you buy from us to ensure its continued preservation. Here are some suggestions:

    - Be sure to store your jewellery within the boxes that we provide to ensure that it is protected. This is especially important when travelling with your pieces.

    - Try not to get perfume or hairspray on your items. These liquids can damage the materials that our jewellery is made from.

    - Try not to drop your jewellery or catch your jewellery against hard surfaces. If this happens over time, the findings and fixings can loosen and wear.

    - Try not to get your jewellery wet. Some costume jewellery manufacturers utilised water soluble glue in the making of their pieces. Getting your jewellery wet could cause rhinestones and other details to fall away over time.

    - If you wish to clean your jewellery, use a soft polishing cloth or a soft brush.