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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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This ring dates from 1728; the absolute height of the memento mori style. It not only features the affectation of the ‘coffin’ shaped crystal, but it encapsulates the skeleton inlaid in black enamel around the band. Further to this, the element of the full skeleton inside the coffin crystal completes the sentiment. There is nowhere on the jewel that death is not represented.

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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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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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from V and A Collections

Mourning pendant

Mourning pendant Cameo Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: 1798 (made) Artist/Maker: unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Gold, enamel, pearl, ivory, glass

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