Antique 1820 Georgian 14k Rose Gold Jet Black Mourning Hair Pin Brooch Rare
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Antique 1820 Georgian 14k Rose Gold Jet Black Mourning Hair Pin Brooch Rare:
Antique 1820 Georgian 14k Rose Gold Jet Black Mourning Hair Pin Brooch RARE
4.3 Grams total weight, 14k Gold is selling for market melt price today at 25.00 dollars a gram. This pin isworthway more than the melt market gold price!
Any item over 200.00 will be invoiced for insurance
Size and Measurements:The pin measures just over 3/4 of an inch by just over 1/2 an inch.
Details of Style & or Stones(s):
This is an amazing ANTIQUE pin! This beautiful antique Mourning brooch isabsolutelyflawless as far as condition goes! It looks like somebody put it away for 150+ years! Hair jewelry has been around since the mid Georgian Period, it was first used as a loversmementoor given to a loved one well before a loved one has passed on. During the Victorian Period Queen Victoria made this type of jewelry famous and coined the term Mourning jewelry when she used Mourning jewelry to mourn the death of her husband Albert. This beautiful pin features completely hand braided hair in a unique and intricate design, most likely done by the person that gave the hair. The person would then take the braid design to a gold smith tofashiona beautiful bezel or encasing for the hair. The Jet Black Glass work on this pin is simply flawlessandgorgeous! The topside features very detailed gold work of higher karat 18k Gold work! The pin is also engraved on the backside "John Latham Oct 3rd Dec 1820 Oct 18th". Old time C clasp that works perfectly! Antique 1800's gold is some of the most difficult gold jewelry to get your hands on, due to it being melted over the years and lost, truly a special pin. If one desired a jeweler could easily make a bale to make this a pendant. This amazing pin and the set it came with would of been custom made by a very rich and wealthy lady of the day, most likely to be worn to very special evenings. This pin would not of been cheap to make and would of taken the jeweler weeks of hand crafting this amazing pieces of jewelry!
So much of this stunning vintage and antique jewelry is being melted, lost, or broken over time. It is a shame to see quality items be destroyed. With us we are bringing them back to life with new homes. Featuring quality pieces that will show off nicely and all unique. This piece of jewelry is a stunning example of quality workmanship that can be cherished from home to home. We know that vintage jewelry will bring back memories of cherished ones or from special moments. Memories are what last a lifetime and these pieces will help bring them back. So do not pass something up if it will make you remember and bring a smile to you and others.
Markings:The pin is not stamped, however it has also been tested and guaranteed to be 14k Gold. Please read below as how we test all of our items in a non-harmful way with our XRF-Spectrometer gun.
Summary:This is a beautiful and antique item! Victorian jewelry as stated above is very rare to find with this quality of gold work! Again stated this type of jewelry was reserved for the rich and wealthy and few examples have stood the test of time of being melted, broken, and just lost with time. Please don't hesitate to offer on this truly one of a kind and once in a life time brooch. You will never see another brooch like this with this quality of gold work again! This brooch will truly be the staple of anybody's collection and be anexcellentconversation piece! Remember this is one of a kind! This is truly a one of a kind custom made brooch that is aheirloommuseum quality brooch!
XRF-Spectrometer Gun:All of our jewelry is guaranteed to be as stated above through an X-Ray Florescent-Spectrometer test that reads the alloys of the metal without damaging the piece like nasty acid and scratch tests. This tells us the purity of many precious metals and the alloy of an unknown metal or element. Rest assured that we are 100% positive that you are receiving the real deal!
*Please be committed to your purchase, Ask questions regarding anything.
*We list Monday-Friday. sales start anywhere from 6-7pm Pacific time.
*All items are pre-owned and may show signs of normal wear with age unless otherwise stated.
*Guaranteed to be the purity of what is listed above or we will issue a full refund.
*Please read and understand the measurements and look at the pictures completely before placing a offer.
Returns:We offer 14 day money back with buyer pays return shipping. If there is a gross mistake made by us we will pay for the return shipping. We do not believe in making you pay for our mistakes. Items must be sent back to us in original condition and carefully packaged.We ask that if you decide to return the item that you include the Item number on a piece of paper for a quicker refund process.
Payment:We accept PayPal only. Payment must be made before or on the 4thday of the sale closing. We send out friendly invoices on the 3rdday as a reminder. If no payment is made by the 5thday an unpaid item case will be opened. Need extra time to pay? No problem! We will work with you and make your life easy. We just like to be kept in the loop of things.If a transaction is over $250.00 item will have an additional cost of $2.20 for signature confirmation.We ship within one business day after receiving payment. If payment is made on a Friday packages will go out on Monday.
Shipping:We ship domestic rate of $3.25. If you win two items or more and forget to ask for a combine shipping I will either ask or upgrade you to priority mail small flat rate box for $6.25. If not I will refund you the overcharge. We combine items at no extra cost to you. Add .25 cents for each additional ounce past 3 ounces if one has multiple items.
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$9.90, plus $1.65 for every additional $100.00 over $600.00.
We ship internationally with registered or express mail only. If an item is over $200.00 then the package will be sent out by express mail of roughly $58.00. Anything bellow will be shipped by priority mail for roughly 30.00. We do not intend to make money off of the shipping.I am sorry but we no longer ship to Russia.Please contact us for a quote regarding your country. All international packages will have insurance. We will not undervalue any items or mark packages as “gifts.” We also expect the international buyer to be aware of any additional custom charges that may be associated when receiving their package.
About Us:We are two young professionals "Alexis" & "Chris". We met in a photography class in college. We both go to college and sell New, Vintage, & Antique jewelry on as a full time job. We are not your typical college aged kids, we know the value of a dollar and what customer service truly means, we will always go out of our way to make our customers as happy as possible. We started out in the jewelry business knowing individuals who were in the smelting business. As we watched these smelters melting new, vintage, & antique 100+ year old jewelry for the metal value, we cringed!! We thought, there must be a way to save this special and once in a lifetime type of jewelry instead of melting these wonderful items.Well then the bright idea of selling these beautiful items smacked us in the face!We started buying small items such as rings, bracelets and necklaces from these smelters and selling these items to wonderful people who would appreciate them and cherish them for a lifetime!
After starting out small time, we started to go to Antique shops, estate sales, estate buy outs, smelters, sales, coin shows, or just about anywhere possible we could get our hands on these wonderful and beautiful jewelry items! We started to set up at trade shows and other events to sell to people, we love the interaction with people! To work more with our school schedule we eventually phased out the trade show atmosphere and started selling jewelry on ! I'm glad we did, you can get just as much interaction with people over the internet as you can face to face. We love all of our customers and love the quick messages anybody likes to send our way! After starting to sell jewelry on we started our business called Aumia Gold & Silver Jewelry And Collectibles LLC, "Aumia" Is Golden Lady in Latin. We try to offer a variety of jewelry from Rings, Necklaces, Pendants, Brooch's, Gold & Silver. We also offer Native American Jewelry, Art Deco Jewelry, Victorian Jewelry, Antique Chinese Jewelry and much much more! We try to post a mix of each variety every day Mon-Fri.
We found our niche! The success on has made this into our full time job. Because of our great loyal customers and new ones every day you are helping us provide an education in Genetics, Biology and soon to be business. We also donate large amounts of money to Rotary. We both heavily believe in helping others and creating wonderful new opportunities internationally and domestically. Aumia has provided us our future and love towards our passion. We can’t see ourselves doing anything else. It is something new every day. I combine my hobby of photography, and meeting new people. We treat people with theutmostrespect and customer service is our main priority. There are always goofy stories about us but too much for an listing. We hope we have given you some insight to who we are and our passion for this industry. Check our page for more fun information!
Be Sure to Check Out Our Other Listings!<img target="_blank"><img border="0"></a>On Jul-26-13 at 19:41:44 PDT, seller added the following information: