This is a gorgeous 14 carat gold Victorian hair brooch. Orderly panels of tightly woven blond human hair sit between two beveled windows of carved crystal, which are held together by a gold frame setting. A beautiful piece of Victorian hair jewelry. Hair Jewelry either mourning or for remembrance was popular in the mid 1800's. Photography was not readily available, portraits were expensive; so these treasures were made to so one could carry a small part of your loved one with you.
This brooch measures 1 3/4" x 1 5/8". It is in excellent condition and the clasp still works perfectly. While not mark gold it acid test for 14K