This antique Georgian mourning brooch / pin in 9K rose gold dates to the 1830s. It contains a rectangular glazed compartment with bevelled edges containing tightly blonde human hair.
The border features a patterned loop of gold on black enamel. 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 21.3mm (L) x 14.5mm (W) and it weighs 2.6 grams. The brooch / pin is in excellent antique condition.
There is no hallmark but the 9K gold content has been confirmed through acid testing. 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.