Quatrefoil

A quatrefoil is a 4-lobed ornament that usually consists of 4 partial and intersecting circles. It was one of the symbols used extensively during the gothic era. The motif reoccurs periodically as a jewelry design theme. The jewelry firm Van Cleef & Arpels is noted for its use in their Alhambra line.

Quatrefoil Design Antique French Diamond, Sapphire, and Pearl Brooch.

Quatrefoil Design Antique French Diamond, Sapphire, and Pearl Brooch.

Quatrefoil Outline.

Quatrefoil Outline.

Quatrefoil Design Victorian Bohemian Garnet Necklace.

Quatrefoil Design Victorian Bohemian Garnet Necklace.