This lovely enameled pansy, originally a screwback earring, has been converted to a colorful ring with the addition of sterling silver shank. The pansy is enameled in bright shades of purple and yellow. The enamel has a slight iridescent effect and is translucent so the engraved silver shines through for added texture. In the Victorian language of flowers, the pansy generally conveyed the meaning, “Think of me.” Purple and yellow pansies more specifically meant, “Forget me not.” The back is marked “Sterling.”
- Origin: America, ca. 1930.
- Condition: excellent; no enamel damage.
- Dimensions: 3/4 x 3/4".
- Finger Size: 6 1/4.
- Weight: 3.8 grams.