We are so lucky to find some of these fabulous old Victorian pieces. The Victorians were very much into symbolism. Both sentimentality and symbolism were important elements of Victorian design. Jewelry could be read like books, the design telling of the giver's feelings or hopes. The horseshoe was for luck, the forget me not flower stood for remembrance, the diamond for constancy and the seed pearls were symbolic of tears. Imagine the story this beauty could tell! Don't foget to check out the Etsy Vintage Street blog and enter to win a $10 gift certificate from the featured shop. Our little shop http://boylerpf.etsy.com will be the featured shop on December 30th...perfect to find that precious jewel that you didn't unwrap for the holidays!

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