Orange Blossom Brooch

Throughout history, Orange Blossom flowers have symbolized purity, innocence, chastity and fertility. In 1684, Louis XIV transferred from Fontainebleau to Versailles and, fond of their sweet scent and gorgeous white flowers, installed his Orangerie. He insisted that even in the middle of January baskets of orange blossoms perfume the rooms. Because they partly symbolize fertility, the flowers have been considered ideal adornments for brides.

3 x 2.5 inches
Hand patinated bronze with white and yellow freshwater pearls

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