On April 9th 1940 Denmark was invaded by Nazi Germany. Just a week later, on the 16th of April 1940, Princess Margrethe of Denmark was born. Needless to say she was born amidst the turmoil of the century.
To celebrate the birth of this princess of light and hope, jewelers in Denmark produced daisy jewelry. 'Marguerit’ is the Danish for daisy, so this made a nice play on her name. Daisy jewelry was produced for every occasion and type including brooches, pendants, bracelets, earrings and necklaces, all in gold-washed sterling silver and white enamel. It became immediately popular for several reasons: as a nod to the newborn princess, respect for the monarchy, but also and perhaps more importantly, as a small symbol of resistance against unwelcome invaders.
This daisy jewelry, made in France, can be a symbol of the same in our day. Its the perfect gift for the Romantic in your life.
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Made by Louise Damas in Paris, France.
All items are brass gilded with fine 24k gold and hand-applied pearlized enamel. The jewels also need to take a break, put them in their case before going to bed. You’ll find them dazzling the next day, after your beauty routine.
Don’t let them have a bath, but if they escape your attention, rub them with talc and a soft cloth to keep their radiance. Even if they’re scared of water, they can be cleaned with rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth.
Ring: It measures 16 mm in diameter and is adjustable. It is ideal for all fingers!
Earrings: They measure 16 mm in diameter. Their attachment system is conceived for pierced ears.
Necklaces: They measure 16 mm in diameter on a 45 cm chain. One has the pearl enamel, the other is simply gold.