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Vintage 14K Mourning Pin Brooch from 1851 with seed pearls has inscription

Vintage Mourning Pin Brooch from 1851 with seed pearls has inscription

This ring dates from 1728; the absolute height of the memento mori style. It not only features the affectation of the ‘coffin’ shaped crystal, but it encapsulates the skeleton inlaid in black enamel around the band. Further to this, the element of the full skeleton inside the coffin crystal completes the sentiment. There is nowhere on the jewel that death is not represented.

This ring dates from the height of the memento mori style. It features a coffin-shaped crystal with a full skeleton inside, plus a skeleton inlaid in black enamel curves around the band.

Hairwork is found on the back of a brooch, whose front depicts sentimental rather than mourning imagery.

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During the reign of Queen Victoria protocol dictated that only Jet jewellery could be worn at court during periods of official mourning. c1850

The intricate letters on this brooch spell the name Victoria. This is made from Whitby jet, mined from Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. Jet was a fashionable jewelry choice, again because Queen Victoria made mourning attire the fashion.

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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MEMENTO MORI MOURNING HAIR BRACELET WITH ORIGINAL PHOTO OF DECEASED IN LOCKET AND INSCRIPTION ON REVERSE…AVAILABLE NOW! $350.00

18th Century,Georgian Heart Crystal Pendant with Eternity Knot Hairwork

Mid century Heart mourning pendant with garnet crown and hair work encased in crystal.

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."

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.

a gold locket holding a piece of queen marie antoinette’s hair from the british museum. often pieces like this were mourning jewelry, and i think the tradition should come back.

A gold locket holding a piece of Queen Marie Antoinette’s hair, now in the British Museum. often pieces like this were mourning jewelry. The Queen of France was beheaded in ~M x

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

CREEPY CORNER: Nobody Does Macabre Quite Like the Victorians

At The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, the dead fill every nook and cranny. “Art of Mourning,” the current exhibit, features celluloid medallions and Victorian-era memorial photograp…

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