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"Open Heart" Pendant
Annular (ring) brooches developed into heart-shaped brooches in the early 14th century. By the 15th century, the form was applied to pendants. The English court was particularly fond of heart-shaped jewels: Henry VIII (1491 – 1547) gave his daughter Mary a heart pendant – and had 39 heart pendants of his own.*
My "Open Heart" captures this universal symbol in a contemporary, stylized design.
*Joan Evans, A History of Jewelery 1100 – 1870. London: Faber and Faber, 1953. Page 105.
2 1/4"H x 2 5/8"W x 5/16"D
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