Fabulous Antique Victorian Era Yellow Gold Mourning Memorial Brooch Pin. It has 2 shades of Braided Hair under the Beveled edge Glass or Crystal, surrounded by seed pearls and either Jet or Black Onyx and then more seed Pearls.
It measures 1 3/8" across x 1". I had it tested with acid on a stone and it was stronger than 10K Gold, most likely 12K Gold. Inscribed on the back "L.M. Payne Jan 1861". It has a long pin with a C clasp. The whole brooch weighs 12 grams.
This Victorian mourning brooch is in Very Good Vintage Condition. One little pearl is missing(easy to replace & a couple have a line.