The Maltese cross is an old, powerful symbol. Throughout its long history, the design has represented truth, faith, justice and mercy. This early Victorian brooch is modeled in the shape of a Maltese cross with hairwork beneath rock crystal and a pearl border. The reverse side is engraved “Souvenir”.
14k gold (tests), rock crystal lens, seed pearls, braided hair
Very good - some oxidation around the crystal and outer edges
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1837 — 1901
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Jewelry made from hair allowed the bereaved to keep their loved one with them always.
Supernaturally powerful orbs.