Mizpah jewellery was popular during the Victorian era from the mid- to late-1800s and was generally given to a loved one during a period of long separation such as military service or travel. It was generally given as a "forget-me-not," and symbolised a bond of love between two people.
This brooch is a 1980s version of a Victorian style (Gothic Revival baby!) and is set with Iona marble from the Scottish island of the name name. It was probably made for the tourist market.
The marble is given special religious power and meaning. Combined with the Mizpah message it is a wonderful gift to a beloved traveller or explorer.
4 cm diameter
Stainless steel metal. Iona marble cabochon.
Excellent vintage condition.
Signed Mizpah and two hearts with arrow through on reverse.
If required your brooch will include a complimentary brooch sponge and will be packed securely and decoratively.
Even heavy brooches can be worn on modern garments using a supportive brooch sponge. FIND OUT HOW
Special gift wrapping can be purchased at checkout although all items are packed securely and decoratively in tissue. See examples here.