In the spirit of the Victorians as they commonly made jewelry using hair and teeth of the person passed in times of mourning....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY!!!!!

Ana Finel Honigman - Gold Ring with a Mounted Human Molar Tooth. In the Spirit of Victorian Mourning Jewelry.

The Victorian Needle: Kristen: How to make Mourning Jewelry

This site offers steps on making morning jewelry and they are great if you wish to try for yourself.

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

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

Georgian mourning ring (late pre-Regency) to dream of the day he finaly comes his ship his body

Scrimshaw Double Heart Mourning Jewelry Circa 1807 ~  A lovely memorial for a departed loved one.  "Beauty & youth in vain to these you trust  For youth & beauty shall be laid in dust."

Scrimshaw Double Heart Mourning Jewelry Circa 1807 ~ A lovely memorial for a departed loved one. "Beauty youth in vain to these you trust For youth beauty shall be laid in dust.

Elegant 19th Century Envelope Ring  Also note the hair being inside a compartment, a popular style from the late 1860s onwards, as opposed to larger earlier styles.

The 1881 envelope mourning ring showing how it opened to allow hair to be put inside as a keepsake. Perhaps not neccesarily in mourning.

This is all done with human hair. Mourning jewelry.  After someone died it was a way to keep something of them close.

mourning jewelry// Incredible hairwork brooch worked on ivory. Inscription on reverse reads: "Caroline, in remembrance of Henrietta, August

This middle finger ring contains the braided hair of a memorialized loved one. Weiner explained to us that back in the day, you had to be careful to whom you sent your deceased's hair for transforming the hair into jewelry or artwork or a wreath. Apparently there was a big scandal as some companies would replace damaged or difficult-to-manipulate hair with a stranger's hair, or even horse hair.

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

Mourning brooch, 1754, England. It was not uncommon in Victorian times for bereaved relatives of the deceased to wear mourning jewelry containing locks of hair of their lost loved ones. With European examples dating as far back as the 15th century, the waves and patters created were often very intricate and added to the ornate appearance of the brooch, ring or necklace. These items of jewelry were worn as a memorial to the deceased and also as a reminder of our own mortality. #jewelryrings

Brooch 1754 (dated) Materials and Techniques: Silver openwork set with rose and brilliant-cut diamonds and rubies, and enamelled gold with hair

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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MEMENTO MORI MOURNING HAIR BRACELET WITH ORIGINAL PHOTO OF DECEASED IN LOCKET AND INSCRIPTION ON REVERSE…AVAILABLE NOW! $350.00

mourning brooch | Victorian Gutta Percha Hand and by mysterymister

♦ Please click images to enlarge SNAKE CHARMER Victorian carved gutta percha brooch depicts a hand holding a serpent.

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.

1870 Victorian Tear bottle - Those mourning their loss would collect their tears in bottles. When the tears evaporated, the mourning period would end.

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