During the Victorian Era, families often commissioned jewelry pieces for friends and extended family of the deceased. Mourning jewelry was made popular by Queen Victoria, who mourned the loss of her beloved Prince Albert for forty years after his death. As the trend grew, the middle classes also desired to wear mourning jewelry to honor their dearly departed, and less expensive materials were utilized for these pieces.
With smart geometric designs in black enamel known as "taille d'Epargne.*" This 10K gold brooch also sports a darling enameled dangler with a little fringe of chains capped in tiny boules, creating a swaying tassel. A 3 3/8" chain with pin serves as a security, as well as added decoration. A great piece to start your brooch collection, it looks wonderful with most any outfit, and can be worn by any sex. In fact, we are seeing more and more men with brooches on their jacket lapels, a trend we at the Koven Court heartily applaud!
Dimensions: 1.5" W x 2" L including dangler; safety chain is 3 3/8"
Weight: 6.8 grams
Materials: Gold, black enamel, seed pearl
Metal: 10K yellow gold
Condition: Excellent antique condition