Fleur-de-Lis in Costume Jewelry
Posted by Laurie Zeiden on
Fleur-de-Lis is a decorative design or symbol which may be religious, political, or emblematic depending on its use. It's shape is a stylized lily flower. The word is French and translates to lily flower.
We've all seen fleur-de-lis on European crests, coats of arms and flags It is often associated with the French monarchy but also appears on the coats of arms of other European countries.
Additionally, the symbol has military references including the United States Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Educational references includes use of the fleur-de-lis in university coats of arms including University of Louisiana, Saint Louis University and Washington University. Local municipalities including my own city, Louisville, Kentucky, use the fleur-de-lis as a city symbol.
But the focus here is costume jewelry. So, let's get to the photos.
Victorian Gold Pins with Seed Pearls
Silver Bracelet with Padlock Clasp
Antique Pins with Hooks for Watch or Locket
Antique Silver Pin with Turquoise
Pins with Hooks for Watch or Locket
Scottish Silver and Agate Brooch
Silver and Enamel Puffy Heart Charms
Please visit my shop to see what Fleur-de-Lis jewelry is currently available.
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