Diamond Carnation €1650

Herbarium No. 003 Scientific Name DIANTHUS Common Name Carnation Type Brooch Place Made France Date Ca. 1890 Collected by Hallmark H>Pin lozenge Material 750/1000 18 ct gold, silver, rose cut diamonds Size 58,6 x 23,4 mm Total Weight 8,8 grams Condition Good Price 1650 EUR     Diamond-set silver and 18ct gold, late nineteenth century, carnation brooch. A boutonnière, or buttonhole,  is a floral decoration worn by men on their left lapel. Since the mid 18th century the traditional method was to push the flower’s calyx trough the lapel buttonhole. Although a fairly sturdy ruffled carnation will liven up any outfit, every day,…

Chrysanthemum cufflinks

Chrysanthemums €380

Herbarium No. 100 Scientific Name CHRYSANTHEMUM Common Name Mum, chrysanth Type Cufflinks Place USA Date 1920s Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 gold 14 ct, enamel Size 13,5 mm Total Weight 7,5 grams Condition Good Price 380 EUR     The name “chrysanthemum” refers to the Ancient Greek: χρυσός chrysos (gold) and ἄνθεμον anthemon (flower). Depicted on these cufflinks are indeed golden flowers; stylized chrysanthemums Most species of chrysanth or ‘mum’, the common name, originate from East Asia. The chrysanth is, according to Confucius, one of the ‘Four Gentlemen‘ (the other ‘Noble Ones’ being the plum blossom, the orchid, and bamboo), each…