Mourning jewelry

A piece of Victorian mourning jewelry made with human hair locks.

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A piece of Victorian mourning jewellery made with human hair locks.

1870 Victorian Tear bottle. Those mourning the loss of loved ones would collect their tears in bottles. When the tears had evaporated, the mourning period would end.

1870 Victorian Tear bottle - Those mourning their loss would collect their tears in bottles. When the tears evaporated, the mourning period would end.

Scrimshaw double heart mourning pendant/charm, c. 1807. "Beauty and Youth, in vain to these you trust / For Youth and Beauty shall be laid in dust."

Scrimshaw Double Heart Mourning Jewelry Circa 1807 ~ A lovely memorial for a departed loved one. "Beauty & youth in vain to these you trust For youth & beauty shall be laid in dust.

Mourning brooch, 1754, England. It was not uncommon in Georgian and Victorian times for bereaved relatives of the deceased to wear mourning jewelry containing locks of hair of their lost loved ones. With European examples dating as far back as the 15th century, the waves and patters created were often very intricate and added to the ornate appearance of the brooch, ring or necklace. These items of jewelry were worn as a memorial to the deceased and also as a reminder of our own mortality.

Brooch 1754 (dated) Materials and Techniques: Silver openwork set with rose and brilliant-cut diamonds and rubies, and enamelled gold with hair

Moth Locket, 1880, Victorian Mourning Jewelry

Victorian era YG bail pendant featuring a banded agate carved moth with gilt legs atop a black onyx with an oval locket compartment

Georgian Eye Jewellery - These are fascinating! A little reminder for you of your love or a teaser for your friends to guess who he/she is!

Georgian Eye Jewelry Eye miniatures or Lovers’ eyes were Georgian miniatures, normally watercolour on ivory, depicting the eye or eyes of a spouse, loved one or child. These were usually commissioned for sentimental reasons and were often worn as bracelet

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