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Victorian Era Braided Hair & Black Enamel Mourning Brooch in 9K Gold

Victorian Era Braided Hair & Black Enamel Mourning Brooch in 9K Gold

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Global Gemology is an NAJA Accredited Gemological Laboratory.  All gem and jewelry items have been examined by a Graduate Gemologist (GG), Certified Master Appraiser (CMA), Registered Gemologist Appraiser (RGA), and Applied Jewelry Professional (AJP).

The Victorian Era is named after Queen Victoria, whose reign over Great Britain lasted from 1837 'til her death in 1901.  After the death of Prince Albert in 1861, Queen Victoria went into mourning and began wearing all black, including her jewelry, which popularized the trend of mourning jewelry during The Grand Period, circa 1861-1885.

This gorgeous Mid Victorian Era antique mourning brooch is crafted in 9 karat gold with black enamel accents, and features a reversible centerpiece.  One side of the reversible center displays delicately braided hair resting peacefully beneath a polished glass crystal.  The opposite side is presently blank, but at one point housed a photo to memorialize a loved one who had passed on.

The brooch has had a bail added, allowing it to be worn as a pendant on a necklace.

Please Note:  There is minimal to moderate enamel loss that is visible under magnification, but is extremely difficult to notice with the naked eye.  There is some discoloration on the front of the brooch, probably due to a previous repair.

Metal: 9K Yellow Gold
Gender: Lady's
Size: 53 x 43mm Overall
Hallmarks: None (Tested 9K)
Gross Weight: 16.9 grams (10.8 dwts)
Age: Mid Victorian Era, Grand Period (circa 1861-1885)
Condition: Preowned
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