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Antique Victorian 14k Gold Mourning Brooch Diamond Pearls Glass Hair Compartment


Antique Victorian 14k Gold Mourning Brooch Diamond Pearls Glass Hair Compartment

Antique Victorian 14k Gold Mourning Brooch Diamond Pearls Glass Hair Compartment    Antique Victorian 14k Gold Mourning Brooch Diamond Pearls Glass Hair Compartment
Antique Victorian 14k Gold Mourning Brooch Diamond and Pearls Etruscan Detail, Framed Glass covered compartment was used to hold a momentum of a lost loved one. C1850 in very good condition. Style: Victorian with Etruscan Details. Metal and Purity: No hallmark, tests >14k yellow gold. Descriptive Details: Etruscan style Tiered Victorian Mourning brooch has intricate inner and outer rope edge detailing (double around the circle) along the entire brooch and an additional outline of millegrain detailing around the center circle. Center displays an old mine cut diamond (approximately 2.5mm set in a star motif) possibly denoting the lost loved one among the stars. Three 2.5mm pearls flank each side of the circle (possibly denoting the universe). Back of the pin has a compartment with glass cover for the hair or other memento of the loved one. Brooch measures approximately 1 5/8" x 1 3/8" (including the Etruscan urn lavalier).

C clasp and tube hinge are original. Weight: 8.2 grams total weight. None, tested at least 14k. TERMS OF SALE AND CONDITION CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES.

Due to the inherent nature of vintage and antique items, condition descriptions are subjective. We do our best to describe the condition of our items as carefully as possible and we post several photos of the actual item. Photos are magnified to show details but we include measurements for your review. Highly unusual to see this classification as by very definition antique and vintage jewelry has either been worn or handled in some way.

Additionally, there is the natural process of time-wear (similar to shelf-wear). The best grade you can reasonably expect for antique/vintage jewelry.

No wear that is unusual for its age. VERY GOOD - We place most of our vintage and antique jewelry in this category as most all antique and vintage jewelry has some signs of use consistent with age if even only visible under 10x magnification.

May have a small dent, ding, chip, light scuffing, yellowing, or plating loss. Any signs of wear would be minor compared to the overall integrity of the piece and would not detract from its beauty when worn.

More significant signs of wear on the back or inside of a piece may be included in this category. GOOD - Perfectly wearable and acceptable, but signs of use described above are more significant and readily visible. May be missing a stone or have a broken finding that can be replaced or repaired FAIR - Wear is severe and will need significant restoration or may be used for parts or scrap. SCRAP/RECYCLE - Good for some usable parts, stones, crystals, or findings for jewelry design, inspiration, up-cycling, re-cycling, crafting or scrap. We do not attempt to clean, polish, repair or otherwise alter any of our vintage or antique items. Vintage or antique jewelry may show a patina consistent with age. We sell our vintage items as acquired, as is. Sterling silver may show tarnish. Tarnish is not a defect, just a naturally occurring process on silver when exposed to air. Age/era is an estimation but represented to the best of our knowledge based on provenance or acquisition time frame.

Stones, gems or pearls may show naturally occurring variations in color, quality or inclusions. Natural stones may vary in shape and size.

This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "pinchrosemary" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  1. Metal: Yellow Gold
  2. Main Stone: Diamond
  3. Additional Stones: Pearls
  4. Jewelry Department: Fine
  5. Brand: Antique
  6. Antique: Yes
  7. Metal Purity: 14k
  8. Type: Brooch

Antique Victorian 14k Gold Mourning Brooch Diamond Pearls Glass Hair Compartment    Antique Victorian 14k Gold Mourning Brooch Diamond Pearls Glass Hair Compartment