This piece is in absolutely all original all pristine condition all around, it is hand fashioned out of 9ct or 9k yellow gold (not marked but tested) with scroll border and black enameling into a sentimental mourning piece.
The center panel has beautiful natural half pearl border and a scene of "Forget Me Not" composed from gold, pearls, and a diamond chip at the center of the flower, outside the pearl border the black enamel decorates into the classic motto "In Memory Of". ca. 1850
To the back of the brooch there is a crystal covered locket compartment which holds a lock of platted hair inside, above the locket there is a hand engraving says "A Beloved Parent".
Measures approx. 1-1/2 inches by 1-3/8 inches, and as mentioned in MINT condition, I couldn't find any damage or repair to report. The pin back is in perfect working order. Weighs approx. 19.9 grams.
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Antique Victorian Gold Pearl Diamond Forget-Me-Not Mourning Brooch