Lover's "Forget Me Not" Pendant
This one-of-a-kind necklace is composed of:
Victorian gold filled watch fob charm and chain from the late 1800s with a floral design and citrine stone set in the bottom. The bottom stone is hand-etched with a Forget Me Not Flower--a common motif in Victorian jewelry.
This necklace measures a standard 16” on an antique 14k gold filled chain, with the pendant measuring .5" in width.
For the Victorians, Forget Me Not Flowers were a symbol of true love and devotion--often worn or gifted as a declaration of love.
Before the 1800s, King Henry IV made this flower a popular symbol: He adopted it as his formal emblem in 1398--by the next year, he had ended his exile and successfully regained his throne in England. This gave the flower the connotations of luck and success (not to mention royalty)--because of this, the flower quickly became a good luck charm.
All of our modern heirlooms are designed with elements mostly from the late 1800s - 1920s and the highest quality solid gold and gold-filled components. To learn more about different types of gold and composition, check out our Gold Jewelry Guide.
We make, design, and restore each piece of jewelry with the hope you will love and enjoy your modern heirlooms for many years to come. Check out our Jewelry Care Guide for tips on how to care for your pieces so they last a lifetime.
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