This is for a very fine, antique Victorian Etruscan revival 15ct gold and diamond mourning locket back brooch. The 15ct yellow gold has a delightful warm, buttery golden hue unlike any other grade of gold. 15ct gold is renowned for its beautiful, unique buttery colour. The brooch is simply sublime, crafted with very fine Etruscan detail. Handcrafted by an artisan to a superior standard, designed with rope twist detailing, corded wire with a stunning ball and leaf design. Set to the centre is a gorgeous, fiery, bright and lively sunburst set diamond. The photographs have done no justice at all to this stunning brooch. The reverse of the brooch still features the original removable locket back. It is quite common for the locket back to be missing from brooches of this age, so to still have the original locket back is amazing and serves to highlight the quality of this exquisite antique Victorian brooch. Hallmarked “15ct” for 15 carat gold. This is the sponsor/ maker’s mark for Ahronsberg Brothers of Albion street. Measures 40.70 length x 14.2mm width. Fastens with pin and c-clasp style fastening. Fastens safely and securely. There is a small hoop for the attachment of a safety chain if so desired. This is a really fine example, presented in excellent antique condition. A bit about 15ct gold…. It was in 1854 when 15ct gold was introduced into jewellery making and was then discontinued in 1932. Due to the fact that 15ct gold was only used for a short period of time in history makes it rather rare. It is becoming increasingly rare to find such beautiful genuine 15ct period pieces of jewellery. So it is well worth collecting. This is guaranteed to be a genuine period piece. A truly beautiful and splendid example of Victorian jewellery. Would make a great gift. Or why not treat yourself??? Please note that photographs have been enlarged to show as much detail as possible. For actual measurements please refer to those given in the description. All weights and measurements are approximate. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me, always happy to help. Please take a look at my other items of jewellery that I have for sale in my shop. The item “Antique Victorian 15ct Gold Diamond Etruscan Locket Back Mourning Brooch c1890″ is in sale since Thursday, July 14, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)”. The seller is “bluekingfishers” and is located in Norfolk. This item can be shipped worldwide.