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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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yep!ANA FINEL HONIGMAN´S INFATUATION WITH LOVED TO DEATH, in the spirit of the Victorians as they commonly made jewelry using hair and teeth of the person passed in times of mourning.

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from io9

Love after Death: The Beautiful, Macabre World of Mourning Jewelry

Fin des années 1700, bague de deuil, miniature du navire et ancre, avec les cheveux (dans la coque du bateau) et sépia

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a gold locket holding a piece of queen marie antoinette’s hair from the british museum. often pieces like this were mourning jewelry, and i think the tradition should come back.

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Victorian mourning jewelry. This is absolutely divine. If anybody knows where I can find something like this please let me know!

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Georgian Eye Jewellery - These are fascinating! A little reminder for you of your love or a teaser for your friends to guess who he/she is!

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

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The 1881 envelope mourning ring showing how it opened to allow hair to be put inside as a keepsake.

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Enameled Victorian mourning ring. This is so beautiful! I love the detail of the inscription inside. All I can say is that if I die, fools had better make some memorial jewelry about me, or I'll haunt them noisily and appear as a clown.

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A rather grand mourning jewellery set made from Whitby jet - courtesy of the British Museum

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