Napoleon III 18K Rose Gold Lily-of-the-Valley Bangle
Item No. BAV1400083
A Napoleon III 18K rose gold bangle bracelet, decorated with a pearl lily-of-the-valley with yellow gold leaves, with a double hinge. French, circa 1860.
Sentimental jewelry was extremely popular during the Victorian period. There was an emphasis on romantic motifs, especially those of flowers and butterflies. With several books written on the language of flowers, the idea that specific flowers represent specific sentiments was common and widespread. Lily-of-the-valley was known to represent sweetness, humility, and the sentiment "You've made my life complete".
6 1/2", with a width of 5/8"
French mark for 18K gold