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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Brooch

ca. 1888 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The fashion for moon brooches was reported in the "Ladies World" in 1888. Diamonds were no longer reserved for grand occasions. By about 1900 it was even fashionable to wear them in the morning, a change in taste encouraged by the flow of stones from South Africa which began in the late 1860s.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Carved moonstone set with brilliant-cut diamonds
Brief Description
Man in the Moon brooch, carved moonstone in a crescent-shape framed with diamonds, with a shooting star, about 1888
Physical Description
Carved moonstone in a cresecent-shaped frame of brilliant-cut diamonds, with a shooting star.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.4cm
  • Width: 2cm
  • Depth: 1cm
Subjects depicted
Summary
The fashion for moon brooches was reported in the "Ladies World" in 1888. Diamonds were no longer reserved for grand occasions. By about 1900 it was even fashionable to wear them in the morning, a change in taste encouraged by the flow of stones from South Africa which began in the late 1860s.
Collection
Accession Number
M.269-1977

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record createdFebruary 8, 2006
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