I love to wear a lapel cluster of these old Edwardian mourning brooches, all the seed pearls and a few with diamonds, various sizes. This is the smallest one I have in my collection, at just over 1" in diameter. It's the heavenly star to which a dearly departed loved one has gone, or that's the iconographic symbolism in its time. It's loaded with seed pearls, representing the tears of the mourner who wore it in remembrance of a lost loved one. These were popular from around 1890-1915. Still a lovely memento, and one to use, perhaps, to remember your own lost loved one.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. The gold is 14k, acid tested, and the pearls are in a variation of pearl tones, ranging in size from 1mm to a 3mm one in center. A little over 1" in diameter, we show it next to a quarter for reference. You'll want a bunch of these. They're gorgeous as a constellation on your gown or lapel. Ask us to help you put together your own "heaven" of starbursts.
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