Hair'em Scare'em pt.2

The Art of Victorian mourning Jewelry









Hairwork was a common practice during the mid-nineteenth century. Hairwork jewelry became an expression of Victorian sentimentality.
The pieces were made of the most lasting material that survives us, hair. The objects were supposed to be worn close to the body of the mourner symbolizing a lasting physical connection.

Mourning
jewelry quickly went out of fashion after the death of Queen Victoria in 1901.
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