14KY Antique Victorian Black Enamel Woven Hair Morning Brooch Pin

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14KY Antique Victorian Black Enamel Woven Hair Morning Brooch Pin

This fine quality Mourning Brooch from the Victorian era is in 14 karat yellow gold. Brooch is a shield style with black opaque enamel and a finely woven hair piece encased in beveled glass in the center. Pin measures 1 3/8" x 1 2/8" and weighs 10.5 gram. Circa early 1800s.

*After her husband, Prince Albert, died in 1861, Queen Victoria publicly grieved him until her own death 40 years later. Often, Victoria wore a locket of Albert’s hair around her neck.Queen Victoria was the monarch of mourning, a celebrity who influenced how grieving women dressed and behaved in Europe and the United States. hair jewelry was considered both sentimental and fashionable.

If you did not follow the "standard" mourning sort of rules at the time, you could be shunned for not properly grieving after a death of a loved one. Women widows were expected to wear special clothes to indicate that