mourning ring...... inscribed "TH to AB 1786 as a memorial of faithful services"
VICTORIAN Unusual Braided Hair & Miniature Portrait Bracelet
GEORGIAN center and Victorian band 15 carat yellow gold hair bracelet with tiny seed pearls and curl over plaited gray-blonde hair, blue enamel, engraved on the back “John Burdon, b. Octr 14th 1811, d. Novr 12th 1893”, 6-1/3” around the inside with the front navette shape 1-7/8” by 1”. Rev. John Burdon was a son of Rowland Burdon and lived at Castle Eden Dene in northern England.
Victorian Hair Art
Victorian hair mourning brooch with gold snake detail
Victorian hair work cross
Daguerreotype Locket Clasp on Woven Hair mourning bracelet. A little door opens in the clap of this bracelet of woven human hair to show a tiny daguerreotype of a young woman. Almost all Victorian human hair jewelry is described as "mourning jewelry" although we know that some were kept as a memento of a loved one
Hair work brooch. Victorians loved jewelery made from hair. It was a HUGE industry and it was not only for mourning. Worth reading about the interesting history of hairwork if you're intrigued by it. When you come across these multi-color hair pieces as often as not, they're simply mementos (without the mori). A mother may have the hair of each of her children woven into a flower, or braided into a necklace chain; Much as you might wear a photo charm of your children today.
A piece of Victorian mourning jewelry made with human hair locks.
Le Modern Trinket: Mourning Hair Art
Victorian Mourning Hair Jewelry Watch Fob