Victorian garnets mourning brooch. With human hair encased within.. Photos 1 – 8 above refer. This listing is for a stunning, authentic, genuine Victorian mourning brooch with claw-set hand-faceted garnets (or garnet glass) set on a case containing locks of human hair under glass as was the usual habit of Victorians wishing to have a keep-sake of their loved ones after they had passed away. Ornate scroll setting with domed metal in un-marked rose gold, the brooch looks as if it has been re-modelled a long time ago as the lower section of the brooch could have been an earring? Safety chain could be rolled gold or gold-plated. Width 30 mm, height 37 mm, weight 82 grams – a good solid bit of brooch here and of the most pleasing coppery rose gold hues. Antique brooch box not included with this listing, so sorry. On all our items so do take a look lest anything else takes your fancy and be put in the same jiffy bag at the same time. Item will be posted within a recycled cardboard box along with one of our customary FREE mini lavender bags to waft gorgeous aromas about as you open your parcel. We are reputable Ebayers of longstanding and from a pet-free, smoke-free home. We also sell Vegan Society-Trademarked, 100% olive oil soaps imported from Corfu Island in Greece, soaps so pure that even babies, geriatrics and people with various skin problems may benefit from their use as there are NO HORRIBLE ADDITIVES WHATSOEVER! All Patounis soap products are “tested on humans for five generations”, not tested on animals so suitable for vegetarians and vegans. They make ideal eco gifts that friends and relatives won’t have had before. See also our Hampshire-sourced properly-coppiced wooden folk art items too. The item “VICTORIAN GARNETS MOURNING BROOCH with human hair encased gold safety chain” is in sale since Tuesday, April 12, 2011. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)”. The seller is “boffinbeads” and is located in BoffinBeads Vintage, Sunny Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.