Saint Esprit

Saint Esprit translates to the Holy Ghost and is a dove-shaped religious symbol. Popular in France during the late eighteenth-century saint esprit jewelry was made in either silver or gold and set with gemstones, both real and paste.

Diamond & Seed Pearl St. Esprit Pendant, c.1980. Photo Courtesy of Bonhams.

Diamond & Seed Pearl St. Esprit Pendant, c.1890.
Photo Courtesy of Bonhams.