Presented for your consideration is this antique Victorian mourning brooch. The brooch features a large black jet, oval shaped stone with a single, genuine pearl in the center.The pearl sits inside of a wavy edged, gold tone setting and the jet stone is beveled around the pearl. The back of the brooch has blond hair encased in glass with a straight pin over the glass. Locks of hair became a part of sentimental jewelry during the Victorian era as a sign that love outlasts death, as hair survived time and decay.
In memorial pieces, hair served as a shrine to the deceased. Dates to the 1850s and guaranteed to be antique. This interesting brooch would make a great addition to any unusual jewelry, estate jewelry or memorial/funeral memorabilia collection!No cracks or chips in the glass or stone. Overall in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition. Please refer to the photos for the best details.
Measures 1 5/8" wide by 1 1/4" long. Please take a look at our photos and feel free to message us with any questions. These charges are the buyers responsibility.
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Thank you and good luck! This item is being offered by: The Hitching Post Antiques Mall.
We are located 2 miles west of beautiful Tecumseh, Michigan, on M-50 near the intersection of M-52. Our store operates seven days a week, 361 days a year, during the hours of 10:00 a. - Your Friends at the Hitching Post Antiques Mall. Please check out my other items.And be sure to add me to your favorites list. The item "Antique c1850s VICTORIAN Black Jet & Pearl HAIR MOURNING BROOCH Estate Jewelry" is in sale since Tuesday, August 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Mourning Jewelry".
The seller is "hitchingpostantiques" and is located in Tecumseh, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.