From our sweet and wonderful collection of Victorian Mourning jewelry comes this little lace pin. Meant to be worn at the throat on a piece of lace, a lace pin or as they are also known, a fichu, is a small brooch with plenty of space behind it for the gathering of fabric.
This sweet fichu is also a mourning piece. In the Victorian era there were rules about mourning the death of a loved one. Amethysts were allowed after 6 months as an alternate to the unrelieved black of early mourning. This lovely little brooch is set with a piece of cream colored fabric which is covered with crystal, likely in remembrance for a lost baby. They would use a piece of fabric from the burial dress and mount it in a brooch. So very tender and sweet and a reminder for the mother of her loss.
Materials: Low grade gold, fabric, Foiled back Amethysts.
Era: Mid 1800's
Measurements: 1.06" x .58".
Condition: Good wearable condition.