Mourning hair brooches 1850's these are weird, but also very intriguing- kind of like how horse owners keep braids of the tail hair when their horse passes.
Tear Bottles have been a part of our world's history since before Christ's time. Historians have found their evidence in ancient Rome and Egypt. Legend has it that our ancestors have used the small glass vessels to collect their tears, as a means for mourning and respect. Today, modern Tear Bottles are given to symbolize the emotions of love, joy, sorrow and remembrance.
Mourning jewellery. Bracelet made of tressed hair with a gold catch.
C 1840 from Pennsylvania. 4ft x 5ft !!!
Art Deco. Diamond and Coral Set Brooch. Belgium, circa 1920
French amatory ring: "Our Hearts are Inseperable", c.1780
An Art Nouveau gold, ruby and diamond brooch, by Charles Vernnon, French, circa 1900. Delicately carved, depicting two women against a rural backdrop, framed by branches from which emerge a blackbird and three Campanula flowers, set with rubies and diamonds. 3.7 x 2.8 cm.
SUPERB Vintage Antique Victorian Mourning Hair ring 1800's