"Ribbon Of Remembrance"

SOLD Antique Victorian 14k, Pearl & Pink Garnet Mourning Brooch

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  • Regular price $1,375.00


Beautifully crafted, this half-mourning brooch boasts etched ribbon-like gold-work, faceted almondine garnets, and two accent pearls (indicating tears of sorrow) on the front, and minutely woven fabric in a small locket under glass on the reverse. Once the period of deep mourning (2-3 years) was at an end, Victorians were permitted to reintroduce some color into their wardrobes. This signified that while life was going forward for the living, they still held their lost loved one dear. Overall, it's a beautiful and opulent treasure with its own unique story in time. 

Our example can be worn as a brooch or pendant, as it has a bale as well as a pin clasp on the reverse.

 

Details (approximate)

Dimensions: 58mm x 42mm

Weight: 12 grams

Materials: 14K gold, Almondine garnets, pearls

Metal: 14K gold

Marks: none

Condition: Excellent antique condition; age tarnish or soil on the reverse surface.