The bright light emanating from the stars has attracted people from time immemorial. A Greek lyric poet Sappho wrote in 7th century B.C.:
"The stars about the lovely moon,
Fade back and vanish very soon,
When round and full, her silver face
Swims into sight, and lights all space."
The Victorian Grand period in jewellery was a time of expeditions, travels, and archaeological discoveries. A passion for history associated this period with a revival of ancient jewellery styles. This could be the reason why the mystical crescent moon and stars were often a source of inspiration for jewellery craftsmen during the Victorian period.
Circa 1860’s star motifs were carved into the tops of amethysts and garnets, as well as centred on brooches, bracelets and lockets. Our unique Victorian jewellery collection consists of necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings and rings decorated with beautiful designs in the form of crescents and stars. Each piece interpreted the star motif in their own way by creating numerous variations of designs. We have gathered a few of them in this gallery.
To explore the hidden language so beautifully expressed in timeless pieces, take a look at our full up-to-date Victorian jewellery collection on-line or visit our store.