This antique Georgian mourning brooch / pin in 9K rose gold dates to the 1830s. It contains a rounded rectangular glazed compartment containing tightly woven brown / blonde human hair. The border contains eighteen (18) bezel set round cut natural amethyst stones, measuring 3.5mm (diameter) x approx. 2mm (depth) for a total carat weight of approx. 0.12CT each or approx.
2.2CTW total in the piece. There is no inscription on the reverse so no way of knowing who this "memento mori" (mourning) remembered i. Who this hair belonged to.
It has C-catch, tube hinge, and extended piston. The dimensions are 28.2mm (L) x 16.8mm (W) and it weighs 4.6 grams.The brooch / pin is in excellent antique condition. There is no hallmark but the 9K gold content has been confirmed through acid testing. The amethysts are natural (earth mined) stones and have been professionally verified using a presidium gem tester. This is an authentic original Victorian brooch / pin, dating to c1830. Please see photos for more details. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Mourning Jewelry".
The seller is "huntlym" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.