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Mourning Jewelry: MJ062

FRIENDSHIP IN SORROW ( Victorian Mourning Jewelry Pendant ): The soft radiance and glow of translucent Carnelian give this Antique Mourning Pendant a rich and regal appeal. (c. 1840-1850) There is a crystal covered hair compartment containing braided hair at the center of this Maltese Cross. The hair is visible from both the front and the back of the cross. The 14 KT Gold setting is engraved with the initials “M.H.J.” & “to E.P.” No doubt a gift to a family member or dear friend. In the Victorian “Language of Gems”, carnelian represents “friendship in sorrow”. There is a spring ring to act as a bale. (A later addition.) Flattering to all skin tones, this memorial is a tasteful and appealing pendant to treasure for another lifetime. Condition: Excellent. No chips or cracks. Unusual for a piece of this design, the tips are often broken off. Light scratches on the gold not visible to the naked eye. Size: 1 1/2” high, 1 1/2” wide. Hair compartment is 1/2” square.

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