Featuring five delightful opals, this gorgeous Victorian forget-me-not bracelet is as symbolic as it is playful. The symbolism runs deep, with the featured five flowers representing the number five as a long-time significant number in jewelry symbolism. We see it repeatedly on constellation bands as it’s often five stars to form a constellation, or sometimes representing two parents and three children making up the members of a family, and even as eras of birth, adolescence, marriage, crone, and then death in a life cycle. There’s a lot of symbolism in five, and each of these flowers has ten petals as a multiple. This beautiful bracelet also has a rope entwined around the flowers, which often symbolizes the thread of the fates, or sometimes that two people are bound together. Likely a sentimental gift, the bezel set opals on this bracelet have some of the most brilliant blue saturation I’ve seen in Victorian opals, with that playful orange underglow. This is such a special bracelet and I know that it will be a classic addition to any wrist stack and a wonderful sentimental present.
Materials and Features:
14ct gold, opal, blue enamel
Circa 1870’s-1890’s, American
Weight: 12.35 grams
Dimensions: 6.5” inner circumference
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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14ct Opal and Blue Enamel Forget-Me-Not Bracelet