This is an Eisenberg Brooch dating from the 1980s.  Eisenberg began in 1914 selling ready to wear ladies fashions.  Jewellery was soon added and in 1935 the name Eisenberg Ice was introduced.  Nowadays much of the Eisenberg jewellery business revolves around the manufacture of Christmas jewellery, there are many collectors of Christmas ‘pins’ as they are called in the USA and in particular Christmas Trees.  And for the avid collector there are specialist books and dedicated websites.  My Christmas collection of brooches is modest in comparison.  I’m working on having a different one for every day of December but not quite there yet.

In the ‘Wordsworth Dictionary of Dreams’ by Gustavus Hindman Miller if you dream of snow it “denotes that while you have no real misfortune, there will be the appearance of illness”.  Having spent over a week in hospital during this December perhaps there is something in this.  Mind you I didn’t dream of snow, just decided to showcase a snowflake brooch – umm.  The book also goes on to say that “To see large, white snowflakes fall while looking through a window, foretells that you will have an angry interview with your sweetheart, and the estrangement will be aggravated by financial depression.”  Oh I do hope not, my sweetheart is a darling.

In other references, ‘The Secret Language of Symbols’ by David Fontana – snow stands for latent truth and hidden wisdom.

An interesting point to note – every snowflake is perfect, in that it is symmetrical and unique.