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0.62 ct Emerald and 18 ct Yellow Gold Mourning Brooch - Antique Victorian

A fine and impressive antique Victorian 0.62 carat emerald and 18 carat yellow gold mourning brooch; part of our antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections

SKU: W9280

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0.62 ct Emerald and 18 ct Yellow Gold Mourning Brooch - Antique Victorian
0.62 ct Emerald and 18 ct Yellow Gold Mourning Brooch - Antique Victorian


This impressive antique Victorian mourning brooch* has been crafted in 18 ct yellow gold.

This impressive brooch features a step cut emerald four claw set in relief to the centre.

The feature emerald is surrounded by a further six step cut emeralds four claw set in relief within wirework scroll decoration.

The pierced decorated frame has a three dimensional quadrilateral shaped form ornamented with an opposing scroll decorated border accented between each scroll with simple bead decoration.

The reverse of the brooch features a push fit frame with a glass insert behind which a personal photo or memento can be displayed.

The Victorian mourning brooch secures to the reverse with a hinged pin and hook fastening.

This 1880’s brooch is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card.

This impressive Victorian mourning brooch has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 18 ct gold.

"Rather than regarding inclusions in coloured stones as harmful, in small sizes and numbers that do not in any way detract from their beauty, they should be regarded as adding to desirability, for they provide identifying characteristics."

Reference: The Connoisseur’s Guide to Precious Gemstones, R.Wise, Brunswick House Press.

Images do not always reflect the true colour and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual colour and showcases each stone.


The Victorians honoured their dead with elaborate mourning traditions often deeply entwined with outward appearance, and thus, clothing and jewellery. Mourning jewellery came in all shapes, sizes and forms; rings, brooches, pendants, and watches were often decorated with black enamel, jet, agate, or other dark gemstones with only a few exceptions.

Read more about the history of mourning jewellery


This brooch is fine quality, set with natural emeralds.

The Victorian brooch is a very good gauge of gold and is in excellent condition.

One of the emeralds has a small chip to corner this in no way detracts from the overall aesthetic appearance of the brooch.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of mourning jewellery.


Emerald Quality

Colour Natural

Cut Step

Content (total) 0.62 carat


Length of setting 3.7cm / 1.45"

Width across setting 2.9cm / 1.14"

Height of setting 9.44mm / 0.27"


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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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