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Georgian Mourning Necklace- mourning necklaces were commonly woven from or contained the deceased person's hair

Victorian mourning pendant is made with 18k yellow gold, seed pearls, and a coiled lock of hair behind a glass panel.

Mourning hair brooches 1850's

3foldlaw: Victorian mourning wreaths made out of the hair of the deceased ~ shivers what a lovely artifact!

Possible pre-mortem.....the girl in the middle could be ill or deceased. She looks like she's been crying & the way her sister is stroking her hair like this is goodbye.

Victorian hair Jewelry information : Morning Glory Jewelry

A Victorian-era mourning-ring, again incorporating a lock of the deceased’s hair

Victorian memorial button. The deceased loved one's hair is braided and set into the button.

Marie of Romania (Marie Alexandra Victoria, previously Princess Marie of Edinburgh; 29 October 1875–18 July 1938) was Queen consort of Romania from 1914 to 1927, as the wife of Ferdinand I of Romania.

During the 19th century, jewelry made with human hair became "the thing". It was made using the hair of a deceased loved one. Some, like the one pictured had hair inside...

I think this one is beautiful for the time period it captures and the tremendous clarity of the photo for the time. My guess is the family could afford one of the better photographers of the day, judging from the clothing of the mother and babe. Very touching.