40 years as quality antiques and art dealer with growing international clientele! 1860 Victorian Mourning Hair Jewelry Broach Pin. RECTANGLE shaped piece with SEED PEARLS adorning. Braided lighter color hair (seems blonde) encased. Modern safety piece can be easily slid off, but it does help to secure if worn. Entire piece is 1 1/4″ across bar pin and about 1/2″ vertical. Setting and fittings are probably gold filled. Hair is a symbol of life, and consequently death, in many cultures. Upon the passing of her beloved Prince Albert, Queen Victorian popularized wearing of hair jewelry for mourning. The fashion ended at the turn of the 20th Century with the death of Queen Victoria. All items are antique, vintage, and / or estate pieces and should be considered to have some wear or signs of use typical for their age. Obvious damage tears, chips, cracks, holes, etc. Please refer to the photos to access overall condition and age wear of items. If the carrier was U. We are glad to assist you with your documentation. If the item was sent by UPS, please notify us and we will put through the claim according to UPS stipulations. We respond to all emails. If you do not receive a reply to your message, please TRY again. Vintage and antique jewelry are not just beautiful choices, but also “green” choices. Antique, vintage or pre-owned (usually referred to as “estate”) jewelry pieces–or family heirlooms–are the most ecological choice, simply because no new materials were mined to make them. Recycled metals reduce the need for destructive mining. According to the environmental nonprofit WorldWatch Institute, 80 percent of gold mined from the earth is used for jewelry. The item “Hair Victorian Mourning Jewelry Seed Pearl Braid Bar Pin Brooch Antique Estate” is in sale since Thursday, December 10, 2009. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Mourning Jewelry”. The seller is “paintformoney” and is located in Smithfield, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Israel, Philippines, Singapore.