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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.

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In the spirit of the Victorians as they commonly made jewelry using hair and teeth of the person passed in times of mourning....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY!!!!!

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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.

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RARE Georgian 15ct Gold Enamel Swivel Hair Locket Ring

RARE VICTORIAN 15CT GOLD MOURNING LOCKET PENDANT FOB WITH HAIR ART INSIDE 1860's

RARE VICTORIAN 15CT GOLD MOURNING LOCKET PENDANT FOB WITH HAIR ART INSIDE 1860's - creepy, yet amazing.

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Victorian Jewelry Symbolism

Victorian stylings in hair mourning jewelry, particularly braided styles; were popular during Queen Victoria's reign. Braiding the hair kept it in tact, and was a beautiful way to display the hair in rings, brooches, pendants, and fobs.

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I have this thing for Hair Jewellery, I love how the Victorians fetishised death, it's a subject I've always found fascinating.

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