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Victorian Mourning Jewelry~ Jet, Diamonds, Yellow Gold. Just lovely!

El Armario de Lady Marlo: Joyería de luto. Mourning jewelry

Mourning Dress Date: ca. 1883 Culture: American Medium: silk, jet Accession Number: 1979.346.53 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Victorian Mourning Gown with Jet Beading

Mourning Dress Date: ca. 1883 Culture: American Medium: silk, jet-full mourning is still required on occasion - some do slip away

1867 American mourning dress. [Metropolitan Museum of Art] Another cotton example, very plain with lovely flounces at the bottom, and tight, trim sleeves. More gathering in the bodice than pleating as well, an interesting construction choice.

Jet-beaded black silk mourning dress by Charlotte Duclos, French, ca. 1910. The elaborate but subtle beading on this mourning dress would have shimmered when new. The asymmetry of the charmeuse panel is indicative of the high fashion of the period. An example of extremely chic mourning attire for the evening, it features an element of subtle exposure: the beaded underpanel hidden by the charmeuse would have been revealed with the movement of the wearer.

I love Victorian Mourning dresses. HEATHER GABEL, VICTORIAN MOURNING DRESS by CHRISSY PIPER, via Flickr

Victorian Mourning Gown Front View 1880's original mourning gown. Gown images courtesy of time-travelers antiques on ebay. "A most becoming original circa 1880 lady's black silk taffeta 2 piece bustled and trained mourning dress that is a very good example of a woman not sacrificing style at the time of mourning.

Mourning Dress: ca. 1883, American, silk and jet.