Monday, 12 October 2009

Sunday 11th October 2009

Jo and I finished sorting and cataloguing the family jewellery. This brooch was made for Grandma Coombes (my great great grandmother) and contains the hair (and on the reverse a photo) of her first husband, James Spencer, my great great grandfather. It dates to around 1855. The hair is intricately woven with fine gold thread and seed pearls.


  1. oh this is an amazing broach. How wonderful to have such a beautiful piece of jewelry and history.

  2. Quite incredible piece. Great photo as well.


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