"Love be our Idol" Crystal Bottle Pendant
This one-of-a-kind necklace is composed of:
- Victorian, crystal holy water or perfume bottle. It is engraved on the back with the saying "Love be our Idol, Constancy (or Courtesy) our God". The front has a green glass stone set in a gold filled setting.
This necklace measures a standard 30” on a modern 14k gold filled chain with the bottle measuring 2” in length and 1.25" in circumference.
We're not certain of the origins of this little bottle, but we love the intentional sentiment someone invested in the hand-engraved inscription. Little bottles like this were known to hold holy water as a token of remembrance from religious pilgrimages, or expensive perfume. With over 200 years of age behind this little treasure, the inscription is worn, making the 5th word hard to decipher--we asked our followers on Instagram to help us solve the mystery and "constancy" and "courtesy" were two of the top contenders that made the most sense in the context of the phrase and marks in the worn script.
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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