Floriography, or the Victorian Language of Flowers, was developed as a way to secretly communicate during a time when proper etiquette discouraged overt displays of emotion. First emerging in 1819, this coded “language” was used widely throughout England and America during the 19th century.
This one of a kind necklace is a collaboration between my friend, @gisellekolbjewelry and me. Giselle created the beautiful Peruvian opal pendant, hand fabricating each component with a combination of sterling silver and solid 18k gold. The tiny flower and leaves are all hand made and vitreous enamel was used to create the beautiful colors you see. A tiny black diamond accents the 18k gold leaves.
The hand knotted silk necklace, created by me, includes faceted Peruvian and Ethiopian opals, faceted kyanite, and smooth polished Tanzanian opal rondelles. The ends are finished with two solid 14k gold clasps in an antique style to capture the nature of Victorian jewelry. The pendant is removable, allowing for versatility.
The secret message in this bouquet?
Gentian -Justice and Victory
Paired with Edelweiss (Courage) and Laurel (Glory, Victory and Success!)
The necklace measures 18" in length.
Shipped with tracking, your "Gentian" necklace will be packaged in a lovely gift box.
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