Gold, diamons & rubies
An antique gold brooch in the from of a quiver, containing two removable arrow pins, lavishly mounted with old brilliant cut diamonds and rubies.
English, circa 1890.
The brooch is a love token; arrows are an attribute of Cupid and those struck by them are filled with an uncontrollable desire.
Additionally, in the language of the Lapidary diamonds represent constancy and rubies passion.