E562 Victoria Bohemian Garnet Star Cluster Brooch/Pin, Circa 1860:

This nicely designed pin set a star design with a frame of Vermeil. The pin has a setting of Vermeil which is also called “Garnet Gold” in which was used in the Victorian period it was a stronger medium to hold small stones that are set close together.
Definition of Vermeil, a French word which came into use in the English language, mostly in America, in the 19th century as an alternative for the usual term silver-gilt is a combination of sterling silver and gold and other precious metals. It was commonly used as a component in jewelry. Victorian also called it Garnet Gold.


#5079 Civil War Era, Quality Hairwork 9 karat Gold and Gold-Filled Setting, Brooch with Hairwork:

Antique Brooch with Hairwork Circa 1860
Hairwork Victorian Brooch

This is a quality hairwork brooch which is handmade with the outer setting is 9 karat gold and the center parts are Gold Filled. The setting holds the hair from several members of a family. The crystal is the original one to the brooch and in good condition with light scratches. The circa date for this brooch is 1860. The hairwork largest piece is called the “Prince of Wales “style. The fathering style is one of the most desired styles in hairwork jewelry. The hairwork in this brooch has hair of different colors which would be from other members of the same family.

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