Ornate scrollwork setting framing replica mourning image of an urn topped with two hearts and a dove in flight cast under resin.
- Adjustable galaxy chain - 17"-20"
- Pendant - 1.75" x 1.25"
- Nickel free, silver-plated brass pendant
Made in our Salem shop
Although hair jewelry existed prior to the Victorian era, it was this period that saw it flourish as a trade and private craft in mourning jewelry. The Victorian Period saw a rise in mourning practices due to its popularity through Queen Victoria, and wearing hair jewelry was seen as a form of carrying one's sentiments for the deceased. Early hair jewelry was usually made for the higher classes in cooperation with goldsmiths, producing beautiful and expensive creations of hair mounted in gold and often decorated with pearls or precious stones. Pieces constructed with precious materials by artisans were naturally very expensive and it wasn't until the middle of the Victorian period, when instructional guides became available, that hair jewelry became popular with the lower classes.