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Victorian

circa 1880
A beautiful old-cut diamond set brooch/pendant in the form of an anchor with rope twisted around.
£13,500.00
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A beautiful Victorian diamond-set anchor brooch/pendant c.1880, set throughout with round and pear-shaped old brilliant cut diamonds and single cut diamonds set in silver backed with gold, wrapped around with a rope formed of fine twisted wire, with both pin and pendant fittings to the reverse.
Specifications
  • Gemstones and Other MaterialsRound and pear-shaped old cut diamonds and single cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 4cts.
  • Condition ReportVery fine
  • SettingSilver on gold
  • Weight description7.5 grams
  • Dimensions4.6cm long and 2.7cm wide
Directors notes
The anchor was a popular motif used in Victorian jewellery to represent hope and steadfastness. The symbol and its meaning can be traced back to the bible, to Hebrews 6:19 “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast”. It was used on brooches, pendants, lockets and charms and was sometimes combined with a heart and cross to represent Faith (cross) Hope (anchor) and Charity (heart).