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Mourning Jewelry

Georgian Era (1741-1811) Weeping Lover’s Eye Mourning Jewelry

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Victorian mourning ring - I think this is my favorite piece of mourning jewelry…

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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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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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Group of Victorian Mourning Brooches

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Vulcanite pendant and earring set, circa 1880, USA

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Antique Mourning Rings from Erstwhile Jewelry in gold and black enamel

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Queen Victoria took mourning to a whole new level, and the jewelry industry followed suit. This one has locks of hair from a loved one who likely died from diptheria or typhoid fever. Read more about Victoria's mourning era here: http://vintage-antique-engagement-rings.blogspot.com/2011/04/fitting-end.html

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from 1stdibs.com

Blue Enamel Pearl Gold Mourning Ring

An 18 carat gold oval mourning ring with baby blue and white enamel (the white symbolizing the loss of a child and the blue is because Anne was considered to be royalty in the hearts of her family) decorated with three natural pearls in the center panel, made in memory of 'Anne Bayley, who died on the 29th of December, 1789 aged 16 years', England, 18th century.

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Coffin pendant with woven hair inside, made in England, 1703

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