Elegant 18ct yellow gold and silver crescent and star brooch. The crescent moon is set with forty six old cut diamonds and is complemented by an eight point star set with twenty one old cut diamonds. The eight-pointed star is the Star of Redemption or Regeneration and represents baptism. Eight is traditionally the number of regeneration and thus many baptismal fonts have an octagonal base. This intriguing piece of Victorian jewellery fully illustrates the fine workmanship of that period.