ITEM: Victorian Mourning Era Brooch / Pin.
COMPOSITION: Gold Filled.
GEM: Carved Onyx measuring 2-1/2" X 5/8" Seed pearls (7) measuring 2.0 mm each.
CONDITION: Estate, excellent.
WEIGHT: 10.2 Grams
COMMENTS: Mourning jewelry such as lockets, brooches and rings, usually containing a lock of hair and/or photograph, functioned as tangible reminders of the deceased. This brooch would have been worn during the second stage of mourning. This carved onyx has scalloped ends and is set with delicate seed pearls in a gold filled trim.