Beautiful Antique Victorian Garnet Stick Pin with crystal covered locket compartment to the reverse with mourning hair memento or similar. The head of this gorgeous Garnet and Antique Seed Pearls (in the Victorian Language of Gems symbolising Garnet for True love and Pearls for Purity) measures approximately 19mms in diameter.
This piece of original Early Antique Victorian Mourning Jewelry is beautiful in it's original form as a Stick Pin. I prefer not to alter things but many people like converting this kind of item into a stunning ring very on trend.
The deep luscious red Bohemian Garnet is cut en cabochon and measures approximately 8mms in diameter. Total weight is 4.7gs. The brooch is not marked but tests at 15ct which was the usual gold quality of this kind of brooch in the Victorian Era. The brooch has the super rich buttery yellow colour only found in antique 15ct gold. Very fine Quality with very little sign of wear considering a piece like this dates to the middle part of the 1800s.The original crystal glass locket to the reverse is still intact. The style is the typical architectural revival style made popular by the Castellani's in the 19th century. It features intricate'Cannetille' gold wire work all in very good condition. The item "Antique Victorian Garnet 15ct Gold Locket Mourning Pin Seed Pearls Cannetille" is in sale since Thursday, October 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)".
The seller is "kittyscurios" and is located in Bath. This item can be shipped worldwide.