A 15 carat gold brooch with a large lapis heart surrounded by a pearl set snake and an arrow set with rose cut diamonds, the arrow is Cupid’s, the son of Venus, goddess of Love, atribute as he sets the fire of love with them. The pearls are Venus’ attributes and the snake in combination with a heart means eternity, together: eternal love, circa 1870, England -
An Edwardian jeweled and enameled brooch In the form of a heart enameled translucent scarlet over a sunburst guillochage emanating from a diamond set key, bordered with rose diamonds, the reverse with a glass covered compartment. The brooch is a rebus reading ‘key to my heart forever’, the diamonds being emblematic of eternity. English, circa 1905.