American Antique Gold Enamel Pearl Flower Pansy Pin
An handsome circular brooch that is accented by brightly colored enamel pansies. This pin was made in the early 20th Century, around 1940. It is made in 14k gold, typical of American jewelry at the time. It was likely made by the manufacturers in the Newark, NJ area who were famous for making enamel pansy jewelry. Pansies were a flower meant to ask someone to remember them, derived from the French verb "pensee" which means "to think." This gold has a charming rose tint to it, and the leaves offset the vibrant colors of the enamel. When worn, the pin stem disappears into the fabric and the flowers seem to float in the circle.