Antique Mistletoe Brooch, Edwardian 14k Yellow Gold & Pearl Love Token Pin, Symbolic Kiss, Bohemian Romantic Bride Bridal Wedding Accessory
Antique Mistletoe Brooch, Edwardian 14k Yellow Gold & Pearl Love Token Pin, Symbolic Kiss, Bohemian Romantic Bride Bridal Wedding Accessory

Antique Mistletoe Brooch, Edwardian 14k Yellow Gold & Pearl Love Token Pin, Symbolic Kiss, Bohemian Romantic Bride Bridal Wedding Accessory

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$210.00
Sale price
$210.00

An antique bridal or love token brooch circa 1910 and crafted in 14k yellow gold; with a delicate and realistic texture to the leaves and set with a single white baroque pearl to signify a mistletoe blossom. In the language of flowers, so well spoken by discreet lovers at the turn of the century, a mistletoe pin was a love token as each blossom traditionally represents a single kiss. Measuring 36 mm east to west, just shy of 1 1/2". Mistletoe is traditionally a symbol of love, goodwill and fertility. It's become a Christmas symbol in relatively modern times but centuries ago mistletoe was used as decoration by the Ancient Druids to signify the coming of winter and the solstice, and also as an offering in celebration of life's renewal with the seasons. Warring clans would stop fighting if they happened upon a patch of mistletoe believing it to be an entreaty from the gods for peace. Kissing under the mistletoe came about as a combination of lore from different cultures but the gist is that a maiden kissed under a sprig of it could not fail to marry and conceive within the year. It's believed to foster deep friendship and lasting romance... which are certainly desirable sentiments to share with the one you wed. In excellent condition. Marked 14k on the back alongside a maker's mark that appears to be for Carter, Howe and Co. a manufacturing jeweler in Newark, NJ between 1902-1922. The Eden Collective Bridal Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/search?search_query=bride&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search We are happy to offer layaway. For details and other policies please read my terms and conditions before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/policy USA - USPS First Class with tracking and insurance 3-5 business days Canada - FEDEX w/tracking and insurance 6-10 business days International - USPS International First Class w/tracking and insurance 5-10 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location