Etruscan Revival Pin

The anchor is a common motif in Victorian jewelry, a time when designs that carried a deeper, emotional meaning were much used. The anchor is, not surprisingly, associated with the sea, with sailors and other sea men.

Wives were left on shore hoping and praying that their men would return safely, so the anchor quite naturally became the symbol of hope.

Crosses, anchors, and hearts were often used together, symbolizing faith, hope, and charity.