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    Victorian Diamond, Bog Oak, Jet, Black Onyx, Seed Pearl, Shell, Gold, Silver, Gold-Filled Mourning Jewelry
    Stones: Single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.30 carat; shell cameo
    Material: Carved bog oak, jet, and black onyx
    Pearl: Seed pearls measuring 2.00 mm
    Metal: 18k and 14k gold, silver, yellow metal
    Theme: Female profile, harp, shamrock, dove, amphora
    Gross Weight: 134.20 grams
    Brooch Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches - 2-1/2 inches x 1-5/8 inches
    Bracelet Dimensions: 8 inches x 2-3/8 inches
    Necklace Dimensions: 28 inches x 2-1/2 inches
    Earring Dimensions: 1-3/8 inches x 1/2 inch; 1-5/16 inches x 13/16 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears

    Property for the Estate of Christine Mullen, Honolulu, HI. Formerly of the singing duo Betsy & Chris.


    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): Single
    Count: 51 - 75

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Shell, Black Onyx, Bog Oak, Jet
    Shape(s): Cameo, Carved
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: Seed
    Shape: Round
    Color: White
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Fair
    Surface: Blemished
    Count: 2
    Size: 2.00 mm


    Metals:
    Gold
    Yellow Metal
    Silver

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: A curious collection of Victorian mourning jewelry pieces: The circular bog oak brooch centers a carved harp, symbolic of hope and the heavens, a music that soothes the woeful soul. It is surrounded by shamrocks that will bring luck and better days. The black onyx earrings are gold-plated yellow metal with 14k gold posts, no friction backs. Minor scratches to the onyx and a piece of the applied design is missing. The amphora-shaped earrings test black onyx, French hook earrings test 14k, the catch for one hook is broken. The cameo bracelet is an unknown black material, lightweight and with a layer of a lacquer material in some areas. Two doves brooch marked 18k, two cracks in the black onyx. Shell cameo necklace is jet.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2021
    21st Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 271

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