Very early ca. 1680 - 1700 mourning ring with skull. Jewelers often made these rings for sale and then inscribed them. Often, the deceased would have included the rings in the will .....bequeathed to close relatives and friends.
c.1790-1820: Georgian Eye Jewellery “Eye miniatures came into fashion at the end of the 18th century. In France, where eye miniature seems to have originated, the eye as symbol of watchfulness was adopted by the state police for buckles and belts. In Britain it had a role as a love token, with some eye miniatures glistening with a trompe-l’oeil tear, or a diamond set to imitate a tear. V and A M
Victorian Mourning Jewelry Moth Locket - Victorian circa 1880 - late Grand era. Estate Mourning Jewelry 15kt yellow gold taille d'epargne bail pendant featuring a oval shaped carved black onyx pendant accented with a carved striped agate moth with gilt legs. The pendant is comprised of a locket compartment with a glass window. $4,295.00.