Four Pieces of Adams Family Jewelry, probably early to mid-19th century, a small round 10kt gold-mounted bracelet clasp set with a lock of light brown plaited hair with cut pearl surround made into a brooch; a pair of earrings, lozenge-shaped 10kt gold frames set with round and oval faceted gemstoness and seed pearls, the backs with engraved inscription "J.A. to M.C.H."; and a 14kt gold shirt button engraved with the monogram "M.L.A." and with the Adams crest of a lion passant holding a cross.
Note: The earrings in this group may have been a gift from John Adams II (Louisa Catherine and John Quincy Adams' son) to his wife Mary Louisa Hellen.