Le coup de foudre
This is a precious little thing, an 18 carat gold miniature French pendant, circa 1920. A lightning bolt pierces the centre of the pendant which is surrounded by the motto in white enamel : Le coup de foudre. This translates as overwhelming love at first sight, as if being struck by a bolt of lightning. Eyes meet, a few words are exchanged or perhaps nothing is said, but there is the feeling that something inexplicable and extraordinary is occurring. The pendant measures 3/4 of an inch by 1/3 of an inch and is immaculate.