Hi Kids, I am going to offer up something called, "Mourning Jewelry." In the 1800's and early 1900's when a loved one died they would take a swatch of hair and put it in jewelry. Now, this may sound macabre but it is actually quite moving when you see the jewelry itself. This is a beautiful but sad 15K Gold Mourning Pin dated "1839". Ornate scroll work surrounds the tiny compartment holding tightly woven hair, while "In Memory Of" in olde English script is written outside of that. The outer edge of the pin is again done in very ornate gold. On the reverse is engraved : "Marion Paul died Mary Purdie died 15th Jul 1839 presented by Jas purdie to their mother" Both children are lost the same day and their father, James is giving this token with their hair to their mother. The Brooch is 1 1/4" wide and 1" tall. The pictures I am going to put up make the brooch look HUGE but it is actually very tiny. The condition is amazingly excellent. The cost is $500.00 (five hundred) which is exactly what I paid for it. I want to stress DO NOT buy this unless you can afford it. It is an incredible piece but quite expensive. Please PM me or email me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org Ok...here come da pictures.