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Mourning jewelry

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A arte perdida das jóias vitorianas enfeitadas com cabelo humano | Era Vitoriana

As jóias enfeitadas com cabelo é uma das formas de artes mais incompreendidas do período vitoriano. Primeiramente, essas jóias não devem ser confundidas com jóias de luto – durante o tempo de…

c.1790-1820: Georgian Eye Jewellery “Eye miniatures came into fashion at the end of the 18th century. In France, where eye miniature seems to have originated, the eye as symbol of watchfulness was adopted by the state police for buckles and belts. In Britain it had a role as a love token, with some eye miniatures glistening with a trompe-l’oeil tear, or a diamond set to imitate a tear. V and A M

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Lovely Antique Victorian Mourning Sepia Photo Portrait Of | Etsy

This Antique Victorian sepia photo portrait of a group of women in mourning is a striking reminder of a love celebrated and an homage to a beloved. These women were most likely professional mourners, who attended funerals when hired, to walk behind the hearse. They wore black and deployed a suitable expression of melancholia. The images and rituals of mourning in both the Georgian and Victorian eras were seen as gestures and mementos of loss, mourning, and love. Our series of The Art Of…

Where To Shop For Antique Rings

My love affair with antique jewelry began at a really young age when I’d habitually sift through and admire my mother’s collection of gold and jade rings, necklaces and bangles, all of which had been passed down…

18th c. mourning jewelry, British Museum

Top left: Mother and child mourning before a man's portrait, pearl border. Top centre: A hairwork wheat-sheaf tied with a diamond ribbon, under glass, gold pin, silver diamond-set border. Top right: A wheat-sheaf, glass reversed intaglio, in the back compartment for hair, gold ribbon-bow set with amethyst and pearls, a wheat-sheaf means "prosperity" or "abundance". Small pins were worn by both men and women Middle right: Memorial brooch Bottom left: Marquise-shaped memorial pendant, gold…

Memento Mori Rings

It is a great art to die well and to be learnt by men in health…Place your coffin in your own eye: dig your own grave. -Jeremy Taylor, 1665 Death. It is an unavoidable aspect of all human life, but in our culture it is a taboo subject – discussed only when necessary, and even then, usually in a whisper.…

Late Stuart memorial slides---
Skull and crossbones, dated on reverse, 1679,
Skelton with hour-glass, skull and spade,
Wirework monogram with cherubs holding a skull, 1690,
Naked lady reading at a table with a skull and hourglass, 1705,

Four enamelled gold mourning rings, English, 1658-1732 : Most surviving examples are dated after the Great Plague of 1666; the hoops depict skeletons and "memento mori" symbols, derived from the Bills of Mortality pinned up in local parishes. 

Gold posy

Late Stuart memorial slides--- Skull and crossbones, dated on reverse, 1679, Skelton with hour-glass, skull and spade, Wirework monogram with cherubs holding a skull, 1690, Naked lady reading at a table with a skull and hourglass, 1705, Four enamelled gold mourning rings, English, 1658-1732 : Most surviving examples are dated after the Great Plague of 1666; the hoops depict skeletons and "memento mori" symbols, derived from the Bills of Mortality pinned up in local parishes. Gold posy-ring…

In the Swan's Shadow: TWO HAIR MOURNING BROOCHES, 1850s

TWO HAIR MOURNING BROOCHES, 1850s Nearly identical w/ glass ovals over hair, GP backs, gold & black enamel rope edging, 1.25"...