MOST OF THESE OLD ITEMS COME FROM ATTICS, BARNS, BASEMENTS ETC… AND HAVE LIVED THROUGH MANY GENERATIONS OF FAMILIES! IF SMOKE, PETS, MUSTY ODORS ETC. LIVING IN SOUTH LOUISIANA MY ENTIRE LIFE, I HAVE SINUS ISSUES AND NO SENSE OF SMELL!! The pieces are made of dark brown hair, with basically two types of weaves. The gold has not been tested, so it may or may not be real gold. The brooch measures 2 from end to end, the earrings measure a little over 1 1/2 including the gold, the hair alone measures a little over an inch. The pieces are in good antique condition, the brooch has a couple of breaks, if you enlarge the pictures, you can see that they are relatively minor. This set would be a nice addition to any collection. I will be adding more pieces as time permits. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as “gifts” – US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Our home is smoke and pet free, but a lot of our items come from estate sales, and we don’t know what the conditions were in the homes. We also use recycled packing materials to keep the costs down, so the same applies to these materials. The item “ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MOURNING BRAIDED HAIR MATCHING EARRINGS BROOCH SET” is in sale since Sunday, June 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Mourning Jewelry”. The seller is “antiquechoc” and is located in Lafayette, Louisiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.