Some examples seen in the last photo - thanks for stopping by! Hauntingly beautiful 2 sided mourning pendant or fob with a large disc opal surrounded by two halos of natural pearls in crimped collets.
On the back is the personalization where in 1849, it was engraved in memory of. Such a beautiful piece, for such a sad circumstance. And it is in such nice condition, that despite its age, it feels and appears quite sturdy and could handle regular wear, although I always avoid getting these very old pieces wet. No hallmarks as is common for this period.
It measures 21mm in diameter. The nice size opal is 12mm. The front and the back both bow out slightly. It weighs 3.1 grams.All my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition considering age. But this piece seems like it was hardly worn, the opal still has a beautiful sheen and polish with just one tiny nick seen under magnification and the pearls, while they have a tiny bit of build up - are for the most part very clean. Only one pearl has the discoloration of adhesive residue around it, right at the top of the piece. The back has some shallow impressions giving it a slightly rippled appearance but it is still very legible.
The surface wear to the back does catch the light due to the highly mirrored finish. One linear impression to the gold side and some patina and faint spotting from age. Could be polished up if desired but most of my buyers prefer patina. I would avoid cleaning the area around the pearls so as not to loosen anything.But Due to age, please note this is not a mint condition item. Still many years left in this old beauty from an interesting period in history. I dearly love, collect, use and sell antiques so please check out my other listings! This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.