1870 Mourning brooch This pin is set with garnets and pearls. The hair is plaited and secured under glass. On the back of one of the settings for the garnet is a tiny inscription that just says "Edward". Isn't the obsession with hair fascinating
This brooch commemorates the death of Harrison Gray Otis and his grandson, George Harrison Otis who died four days before his grandfather at the age of twelve. A single piece of mourning jewelry often commemorates the deaths of two or more individuals.