17th Century Stuart Crystal Stick Pin with a 19th Century Memorial Locket Brooch / Georgian Crystal Cypher Mourning Jewelry

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17th century Stuart Crystal stick pin and a 19th century memorial hairwork

These two pieces were obviously married at some point in the early 1800s, as
they vary vastly in age.

Stuart Crystals date from 1649-1714. They were made in memory of King Charles
I who was excecuted. These were usually small, dimuative pieces and would be
worn in secret.

These intricate pieces of jewelry were made up of clear, faceted rock
crystals. Enclosed inside were love tokens (pieces of ribbon, cloth, or hair),
with initials (sometimes the King’s monogram) worked in fine gold wire into
cyphers on top, and a foil backing.

I am going to venture to guess that this particular piece was once a cuff
button. The stick pin and tiny loop for the chain attachement appear to have
been added during the marriage to the beautiful memorial brooch.

This brooch has three different colors of hair plaited neatly together. It is
set in closed backed, glass front locket.

Old curling c-clasp and tube hinge fitted on the back.

The initials SWD are engraved in script on the back.

Face of the Stuart Crystal measures 1/2" in diameter. Length including the pin
is 1 3/4"
Brooch measures 1 1/4" x 1"

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