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Mourning Jewelry: MJ088

SWEET & DAINTY FLORAL TRIBUTE ( Victorian Jewelry Mourning / Sentimental Brooch ): It is a pleasure to offer you this lovely Victorian Sentimental Brooch featuring a smooth chalcedony background stone. (c. 1870-80) Chalcedony is a family of minerals that is milky white to bluish in color. On top of the milky white stone, sits a hand-carved green agate Hardstone Cameo of a single Forget-Me-Not. The flower is framed by an extravagantly embellished 10KT gold oval setting. A three tiered brooch of enduring appeal, the engraved outer decorative frame tests as 10 KT gold as well. On the back you can see the round rivets that affix the Cameo to the chalcedony. The pin stem is a replacement and there is a tiny ring for a safety chain. Note that the pin stem has the closure at the top if you wear the flower straight up. In the trans-illuminated photos you can see the lovely milkish swirls in the stone. Sweetly feminine, this dainty Antique Sentimental Brooch exhibits a refined timeless appeal that makes it as wearable today as it was a century and a half ago.

Condition: Excellent. No flaw to the flower carving. It was origionally carved that way.
Size: 1 3/4” high, 1 5/8” wide, 3/8” deep. Floral Cameo & setting is 3/4” high, 5/8” wide.

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