Good morning, my darlings!
First things first, I want to thank each and every one of you who entered my giveaway for the Trademark Antiques pendant. It’s now on its way to its lucky new owner, Emily T. I was thrilled that we had so many entries (almost 1,000!!) and I love love loved reading all of your comments.
Since there was a such a terrific response to the giveaway, I thought I’d do a post today dedicated to pieces similar to the one from the giveaway. Some of these are obviously similar, others just have what I feel is a similar aesthetic vibe.
The important part is that these beauties are all for sale and waiting to be scooped up – or pointed out to people who should be starting to think about what to buy you for the upcoming winter holidays. They range in price from around $85 to around $1,700. Happy hunting!
Starting things out with these sweet little pendants. I’m aware that the first one is actually a pear, not an antique enamel flower: it’s demonstrating my point about including pieces with a similar vibe. Isn’t it lovely?
These three are all a different. We’ve got pretty, twining leaves on the first pendant – I think they might be laurel leaves, symbolic of victory – but the dealer doesn’t specify.
The middle pendant is a wreath of golden ivy, which, in this infinite circular form, would symbolize an eternal promise of friendship, love, or fidelity. The third is a locket decorated with an enamel pansy. In the language of flowers, pansy means “think of me” – a pun on the French “pense à moi.”
We’re moving up in price point for a minute to admire these gorgeous Art Nouveau pendants in gold. While the first of these has an antique enamel flower – or at least enamel leaves on a gold-and-pearl flower – the others are just gold floral motifs too beautiful to exclude.
The middle pendant boasts a round border of vivid green enamel; the third pendant, a large central amethyst. They’re all adorned with pearls.
I thought we’d take a tiny break from necklaces to look at pins! I keep hearing around the internet that the brooch is back – I’m totally on board, so I plan on adding some brooches to my collection sooner rather than later. Any one of these would extremely wearable; perfect to stick on the lapel of a jacket, edge of a cardigan, or band of a wool hat.
Most of these are Victorian “honeymoon” brooches, designed like crescent moons adorned with flowers. The sweet nectar of the flower represents the honey. Honeymoon pins were commonly gifted to brides, because the Victorians were nothing if not committed to symbolism.
This beautiful thing is like the giveaway pendant’s older, fancier cousin. And yes, it’s the reason for the upper end of the price range. I just couldn’t bring myself to leave it out. It’s gorgeous. Also Art Nouveau, adorned with enamel floral detailing and pearls.
These antique enamel flower necklaces are all made from converted honeymoon pins like some of the ones we looked at above. So pretty and wearable.
And last but far from least: a whole crop of Trademark Antiques’ converted antique enamel flower rings. The vast majority of these started life a stickpins; they’ve been repurposed as rings for greater wearability and fabulousness.
That brings me to the end of my finds for the day, darlings. I hope you’ve enjoyed these antique enamel flower pieces. Please let me know if you end up adding any to your collection – I’d love to see a photo of how you wear it!
All of these pieces are for sale by the sellers linked to in the source links above. All images and info are thanks to the dealers referenced in the source links.