Victorian 15ct, 15k, 625 Gold lovers Knot Sapphire, Stick, tie, cravat pin, Circa 1900
A late Victorian, ‘royal blue’ Sapphire, love knot stickpin, featuring a 2.5mm Sapphire mounted in a milligrain setting in the centre of a yellow gold knot or coiling snake, serpent.
Hallmarked for 15ct (denotes 15carat gold) verso.
The Victorians were very sentimental and often used motifs in their jewellery designs, a love knot represents (as does the snake) eternal love with no beginning and no end. Hence the saying to tie the knot (when someone gets married).
MEASUREMENTS: 10 x 57mm
WEIGHT: 1.3 grams
HALLMARKS: 15ct (15carat gold)
CONDITION: Very Good
DATE: Victorian (1837-1901)