Antique Victorian Neotrigonia Shell Trident Brooch - c1880


The Greek sea god Poseidon and his Roman counterpart Neptune are often associated with a three pronged trident. The spear is believed to be symbolic of power and the holy number three. This wonderful Victorian era trident brooch features a platinum topped gold spear head mounted on a gleaming 14 karat rose gold shaft. The trident is gracefully wrapped in a twisted rose gold rope that frames a soft iridescent pink Neotrigonia shell cradling a singular radiant pearl. A timeless symbol of power and grace. c1880. 

Weight: 10 grams

Metal: 14 karat rose gold and platinum

Measurements: 3" long