Antique Victorian 14k rose gold and human hair necklace with a cross pendant. The design of this piece is bold and striking, done with extraordinary workmanship. Brown hair with red highlights, tightly plaited, contrasts beautifully with the smooth rose gold findings. A simple cross with detailed end caps speaks volumes. The name Lillie is inscribed on the reverse of the clasp. It is meant to be seen from the back.
The necklace measures 17-1/2" clasped, and the cross is 1-1/2". The condition is very good and the necklace is very wearable today. There is age commensurate wear on the cross and on a few of the links, please see photos in close up. It is best worn over clothing, as the hair is somewhat coarse.
One can only marvel at the hands that created this treasure.