Ribbon Bow Tie Brooch
The feminine charm of the bow evokes love, longing, and remembrance. The bow has been a popular motif and finishing touch in jewellery and fashion from distant past. Bows appeared in jewellery as early as Roman times, possibly originating with the practice of tying a string around the finger to remember something or someone. The lover’s knot is a complex design of woven wire, symbolising love, friendship and affection. It is a variation of the bow knot, adapted from sailing knots. In modern times, a lover’s knot is given as an engagement ring or in marriage – to tie the knot.