|The newest fancy for a gift! – Not just roses or bon-bons, but a fabulous parasol or umbrella handle, made with fine jewels, was “a dainty, pretty conceit, and when mounted, quite suggestive of summer showers” according to those in the know of 1893.|
Nice, and Rather Pricey
The newest fancy for a gift, hidden in a basket of roses or box of “bons,” is a jeweled umbrella handle with a round ball top of white or black onyx, studded thickly with sapphires, rubies, emeralds and rubies, or pearls and turquoises, or diamonds and chrysoprases.
Accompanying the handle is a gold band for the name, and gold points for the tip of each rib, all laid within a box of ivory or ebony lined with velvet. This is a dainty, pretty conceit, and when mounted, quite suggestive of summer showers.—Boston Courier, 1893
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