Memorial Jewelry

A jewel or jewelry that is made in memory of a loved one, often containing hair from that person and frequently decorated with enamel. Popular during the Georgian, and especially Grand Victorian era, after Queen Victoria went in to mourning for her deceased husband, memorial jewelry took on many forms. Small portraits of a loved one could be incorporated into a ring or locket. Hair jewelry, often woven from a lock of a loved ones hair was also extremely popular, examples being owned by Napoleon and Queen Victoria. Special rings could be commissioned to mark a death. And a momento mori was a jewel that was a reminder of death.


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English Georgian Pearl, Porcelain Enamel and Gold Pendant Necklace
— PT-17160
Choker Necklace, Bracelet, Bandeau Headband by Carrington & Company
Unknown — N-10287
Antique Silver-Topped Diamond Necklace
— N-10920
Antique Gold Linked Chain
— N-13163

 

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