This charming Victorian ’Mizpah’pin is made of gilt brass with a 9 carat gold band and paste stones.
Mizpah jewellery first became popular in Victorian times and had a brief resurgence towards the end of the Edwardian period and around the time of the First World War. Mizpah was first mentioned in the book of Genesis as a stone memento built by Jacob and Laban. Over the years the term `Mizpah' has been used to symbolise a safe return for those who are apart.
The pin measures 1” (2.5cms) across the widest part. It weighs 4.9 grams.
The pin is in the shape of a heart. Across the centre diagonally is the word ‘MIZPAH’ in raised, gold lettering. Above and below it are the words "The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another" Around the edge are 4mm paste stones which have a lovely old sparkle.
On the back is an old style c clip. There is a rather strange arrangement of an old pin and some solder. It does not affect the front but I have taken it into account in my price.
This charming pin is in very good antique condition with some small signs of age and use. This sentimental pin from a bygone era is just as relevant today. It comes to you tissue wrapped in a gift box.
Victorian Heart Shaped MIZPAH Pin