Victorian Costume Carved Jet Pin or Brooch

This bright, shiny, carved black bar pin is made of jet, or hard coal. Jet is sometimes called "black diamond." This pin dates from around 1880-1890. Black jewelry such as this pin was worn in mourning; Queen Victoria popularized black jewelry during her reign from around 1840-1900. This pin has brass fittings that are of the period; C-catch and tube hinge. The pin is in very fine original condition with only one flake off a corner on the top of the pin. The pin measures 2" long, 7/16" wide and 7/16" thick. There are no marks but the pin was probably made in England.

Item ID: 413A-3


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: black, Size: 2" X 7/16" X 7/16"

$50 USD

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