This piece is fresh looking, it must have been tucked away and well. Taken care of, or worn infrequently. The silver setting is bright and fresh looking without any surface wear and no dents or misshapen spots. The stones are all in places without any chipping and a minor amount of surface wear. There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.Material Tests for Sterling Silver, natural turquoise, glass. Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed day in the life scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time periods, Scotty dogs during the 1940s for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era. Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in.
Symbolism in antique and vintage jewelry is common, yet it can be hard to spot if you dont know what youre looking for. Often, specific natural gemstones, flowers, birds, and motifs like stars and anchors were imbued with meanings that have fallen out of present-day societys collective memory. To appreciate the power of symbols in antique jewelry is to imagine what it would have been like to wear the piece and step back into history. _gsrx_vers_1233 GS 8.1.1 (1233). The item "Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Persian Turquoise Garnet Bird Brooch Pin" is in sale since Thursday, December 10, 2020.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.