Flower Brooch, Fleur-de-lis Symbol, Green Blue Pink Stones, & Pearls - Roadshow Collectibles

Flower Brooch, Fleur-de-lis Symbol, Green Blue Pink Stones, & Pearls.

  • $29.99 CAD

Flower Brooch, Background Fleur-de-lis Symbol In Gold, Foreground Green, Blue, Pink, Stones Inserted Into The Gold Petals Of The Flower, Each Flower Topped with a Pearl.


The fleur-de-lis symbol actually represents a heraldic iris. This is easily seen by the symbol’s shape, drooping sepals (called falls) and upright petals (standards), nothing like the trumpet shape of lilies known in Europe at the time. There are many theories as to why the symbol become known as a fleur-de-lis rather than a fleur-d’iris, One is that Louis VII, King of the Franks from 1137 to 1180, used the symbol prominently on his flag, clothing, and shield, leading to it being called the “flor de Lois” (as it was pronounced at the time), a term which later evolved into fleur-de-lis.

But whatever the true reason, authorities on heraldic symbols agree that the original fleur-de-lis was the yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus), clearly hinted at by the original golden colour of the heraldic fleur-de-lis. It is interesting to note that while the French forgot the origin of the name over time, to the English, it was always clear that the fleur-de-lis was an iris. That’s why irises that resemble the fleur-de-lis are called flag irises, they’re the flower seen on the flags borne by the French!

Item Code - JEW11C182FDZ5A2

Width: 1"  Height: 1 1/4"  Depth: 1/2"  Weight: 6 g

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