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Yellow and Rose Gold Victorian Onyx Brooch - Mourning

Yellow and Rose Gold Victorian Onyx Brooch - Mourning


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Victorian: Pre 1900: Item # 1429863

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Here is a dramatic brooch featuring two cabochons of round black onyx. This is probably a piece of Victorian mourning jewelry, which frequently used black onyx. It has also been used to defend against negativity – so important in today’s world! Unmarked, but tests as 14 or 15 karat gold. It is centered by a baroque or freshwater pearl, and has two draping chains framing a central dogs-tooth pearl dangle. It is further decorated by swirls and ropes of gold. It measures 1-11/16” x 1-1/4”, and the chains and dangle add another inch, making it 2-1/4” long in total. It is in excellent condition. The catch and pin stem assembly might be replacements, but if so, the repair was done very well. Late 1800s. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-away. Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
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