Mourning jewellery should not be looked as being morbid, rather it should be looked at what it is - a poignant and important look back at a bygone era, and the way people celebrated both life and death before the advent of other ways to remember loved ones who have passed such as photos. And here is a very beautiful antique mourning brooch that is not only still in wonderful condition even after all these years have passed, but is so elegant in its design.
Dating from the mid-Victorian era of the 1860's, this brooch was made in 15 carat gold and measures a charming 20mm by 15.7mm. With a border of bleak enamels surrounding twenty two natural pearls, the combination of black and white makes this brooch stand out even more, and will look so striking on any outfit.
Then in the centre typical of mourning jewellery of the time, there is a woven lock of hair that adds to the charm and personal attachment to the brooch even more.
This is a wonderful example of Victorian antique mourning jewellery that will look so elegant on any outfit.
Antique enamel mourning brooch set with natural pearls
This antique mourning brooch was made in 15 carat gold. Made in the mid-Victorian era, it is set with natural pearls and a border of black enamel.
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