Antique Georgian 10k Gold & Woven Brunette Human Hair Watch Pin Mourning Brooch
Antique hair jewelry. Georgian Mourning brooch of hand woven brunette human hair.
The setting is hand etch decorated and serves as a protective box for the hair work.
It is not marked with metal purity. I have tested it and it tests 10K gold-almost 14k, might be 12k. I assumed when I bought it that it was gold filled, but I can find no wear to the gold. I found a spot where someone else tested it and filed into the metal a bit and I see no brass or silver. That is not to say that I could be wrong so I am not guaranteeing that this is solid 10k gold. I would have to damage it to test it deeper. I am pricing it based on it's intrinsic value as an antique and not for gold melt.
It has five hand formed hair and gold beads that are amazing. One has some damage and so does the top hair bar in the pin.
The pin has a tube hinge, "C" clasp and long pin.
Measures 3/4" by 1 1/2" and total length with the beads is 2 1/8" in the center.
Has a ring for a watch.
Weighs 7.7 grams.
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