Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

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.

1.3k
293
6

Antique Mourning Rings from Erstwhile Jewelry in gold and black enamel

473
75

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.

663
143
1
from eBay

RARE VICTORIAN 15CT GOLD MOURNING LOCKET PENDANT FOB WITH HAIR ART INSIDE 1860's

RARE VICTORIAN 15CT GOLD MOURNING LOCKET PENDANT FOB WITH HAIR ART INSIDE 1860's - creepy, yet amazing.

65
12

Hairwork is found on the back of a brooch, whose front depicts sentimental rather than mourning imagery.

284
42
1

Mourning jewelry has been around since at least the 16th century, but it is widely associated with the Victorian Era, when mass production m...

from io9

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

Late Georgian Era Mourning Ring, Sepia on Ivory with tiny bits of hair on the ship. The ship is a symbol for passage into the afterlife. The foreground of the image sets up an additional allusion, with an anchor resting on the shore representing hope.

112
13

Mourning jewelry has been around since at least the 16th century, but it is widely associated with the Victorian Era, when mass production m...

(Love) Mourning ring, made in Europe in the 18th century. (This is an awesome ring)

443
81
6