Mourning jewelry was popular during the Victorian era and very often contained a memento of a loved one who had passed away. It was usually a lock of hair from the deceased. In this case, that lock of hair was carefully braided around a hollow rounded metal cross shape and the ends were capped off in 585 Fineness, 14 Karat Gold rose color. The end caps have a delightful concave dish-like shape to them (very nice little detail!). This piece is in perfect condition, no frays. It measures 1 3/4 inches long by 1 inch wide, and 5mm thick. Circa 1860s. The gold has been acid tested for its purity. Mourning jewelry containing hair is delicate and should not be worn while swimming.
Item ID: 107A
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