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Vintage acrostic brooch featuring a center pearl and crystals, the first letters of which spell out the word "dearest". Features a 6 mm faux pearl and crystals in diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby, emerald, sapphire and topaz, all in pronged gold tone settings. The brooch measures 1.25 x 1.25 inches (31.75 mm).

One owner, jewelry box kept, like new vintage condition.

Brief History of Acrostic Jewelry:

First created in 18th century Paris by Jean-Baptiste Mellerio, jeweler to Empress Josephine and Marie Antoinette, acrostic jewelry soon became a hit in nearby England. This type of jewelry was shrouded in romance, secrecy, hidden meanings, games of the heart.

Romantic acrostic jewelry used gemstones, the first letter of each spelling out the names of loved ones or romantic words like "dear" (diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby), "regards" (ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamond, sapphire), and "dearest" (diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby, emerald, sapphire, topaz).

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Vintage Acrostic Brooch, Vintage Jewelry, Retro Romantic Heart Jewellery, Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz, Heart Pin

$39.95

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Holiday: Mother's Day
  • Occasion: Birthday
  • Materials: Faux Pearl, Gold Tone Setting, Crystals
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 372 reviews
  • Favorited by: 138 people