A Victorian diamond star brooch-cum-pendant, with twelve points, set with old-cut and rose-cut diamonds, with an estimated total weight of 1.75ct,...
British Royal Fusiliers Badge Diamond Platinum Gold and Enamel Circa, 1935
A British Royal Fusiliers badge, with a rose-cut diamond set flame, on platinum, over an enamelled crown, surmounting a blue enamelled garter, inscribed HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, surrounding an enamelled red rose on yellow gold. Honi soit qui mal y pense is an Anglo-Norman maxim that means, "May he be shamed who thinks badly of it." Its translation from Old French is "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it." It is sometimes re-interpreted as "Evil (or shame) be to him that evil thinks" or "shame on anyone who thinks ill of it." Circa 1935.
- Circa 1935
- Military badge
- Platinum and gold
- Approximately 32mm x 22mm
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