It is especially touching to read inscriptions on pieces of memorial jewelry. We can't help but wonder about the relationships depicted. This engraved brooch reads "In Mem: of Dear John".
There are 13 carved agates depicting forget-me-nots encircling an agate tombstone form with black enamel highlighting the tombstone. The reverse side contains beautifully woven hair under glass. The gold has been acid tested and is 15K gold.
The "C" clasp and steel "T" pin appear to be original but show they were reinforced at one time. The brooch measures 1 3/4 inches top to bottom and is 1 3/8 inches at it's widest. At its deepest point it is ½ inch deep.
For its antique condition, this wonderful English memorial gem is in fine condition.