Impressive Victorian Pearl Emerald Gold Mourning Brooch, beautifully hand crafted in relief; (tests to) 14k gold; raised center set with pearls and emeralds. 1.5” x 2”. A wonderful example of the 'sentimental' or mourning jewelry of the Victorian era, on the heels of the practice from Georgian times and earlier, when it was in fashion to 'entomb' a lock of the dearly departed's hair within the jewelry to remember them and keep them close. It represented the joy of having loved, as well as the sadness that is the backside of same, and did so in such a stunning manner.
Simply Beautiful featuring a white pearl below; top of ring enhanced with Blue Sapphires; approx. .70tctw; Sterling Silver Tarnish-resistant Rhodium mounting; Size 7; we offer...View full product details