Posted 10 years ago
Around 1887 they began in England to manufacture the so-called silver 'sweetheart' brooches. These love tokens tapped directly into the romantic and sensitive side of people's nature and revived the passion for flowers and messages in jewelry last seen in the early 19th cntury. All kinds of every day objects suddenly took on a new meaning when fashioned into little brooches - horseshoes, hearts, anchors and crosses. Here some samples of these 'sweetheart'brooches.
I have this text extracted from the book: Starting to collect antique jewellery by John Benjamin what I can warmly recommend especially for starting antique jewelry collectors. A real antique jewelry collector must have at least one of such brooches in their collection don't you think so?