This example of Victorian mourning jewelry is a lovely pendant, with a simple scrolled shield in onyx and rolled gold; a French fleur-de-lys is at the top where the pendant meets the bale. It is a small pendant, perfect for a younger person, or anyone that prefers their jewellery to whisper rather than shout a statement. The pendant is small but feels substantial, with some beautiful curls at the base adding elegance to this subtle piece.
The Victorian era was known for emulating the Queen it was named for, turning grief into an art form. This Victorian mourning pendant is small enough to be worn without demanding attention: simple, elegant, austere. It is a sweet example of mourning jewellery, demonstrating the grief is common to all of us, young and old.
This petite Victorian rolled gold and onyx mourning pendant is in great vintage condition, and would be a beautifully simple everyday necklace. Use it to remember a special someone, or just wear it to appreciate its history and Victorian aesthetic.
The listing is just for the necklace - the antique ring box is for sale in a separate listing.
The chain length is approximately 15", which would comfortably fit an average child, but would be quite short for most adults. The chain seems more contemporary than the necklace, but is a nice weight and a good colour match for the pendant.
The pendant is very demure, measuring approximately 20mm at its tallest point and 8mm at its widest point.
There is some slight wear and scratching to the onyx and the rolled gold setting, but these are more apparent with magnification. Overall, it is in great vintage condition, considering its age.
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