To the Victorians, an anchor was a symbol of hope and steadfastness. Husbands would go off to sea as wives stood waving goodbye in the salty air of the harbor; they wore anchor motifs as a sentiment that they would see each other again. They would trust this idea and would hold enduring love, despite distance and danger. The anchor was also mentioned in a beautiful bible verse, Hebrews 6:19, “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and secure, and which enters into that within the veil.” This was likely the origination of the symbol, but of course, an anchor is logically a resource for ensuring safety, for holding steady, and for sound reliance.
This fantastic Anchor brooch has the added Victorian sentiment of the ivy leaf, a symbol of love, used as ‘I cling to thee’. The sterling silver anchor has pink and yellow gold washed leaves and tips for added visual interest. This wonderful piece measures 43.5 mm north to south and 22.7 mm across at the widest point, it weighs 2.7 grams. We’d be happy to convert this lovely brooch to a pendant upon request. The pin is marked to the reverse with the hallmarks showing that it was made in Birmingham, England in 1890, it also has a makers mark.
Sail away with this fantastic sea-themed anchor jewel. No need to be by the water to wear it, anywhere with a glass of wine and a sunset will do.
I love the French word for pig, it’s cochon, pronounced ‘cu-chin’, such a cute word for such a cute little critter. In some cultures pigs are considered extremely good luck. Looking for a bit of luck? Why not give this happy piggy a ride-along and see if yours improves?!
Hand crafted in silver in about 1890, this little piggy charm has a lively demeanor. He (or she, I guess) measures 14.3 mm from top to bottom and 22.7 mm from tip to tale and weighs 1 gram.
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ITEM ID: CMA23448VA