What do you do when your want to remember someone that’s gone? Well, if you’re living in Victorian times, you make sure you have a few locks of their hair and create a piece of jewelry from it. Or if you’re the one worried about checking out, you might have a few pieces made up in advance to have handed out at your funeral. Nothing says, “Remember me,” more than a braided mourning hair brooch.
What We Love About It: We love that even though we may not know it, this piece has a story. Someone was loved enough that this piece is still around. It represents all of us, in a way.
The Deets: This Victorian gold filled mourning brooch features a lock of blonde hair behind an oval of glass, framed in black with a gold filled frame. The braiding has come slightly undone in areas, so we’ve priced it accordingly. It measures 1.5″ by 2″ and has a simple step-back pin back.
If you want to know more about the Victorians and their love for mourning pieces (hint: it really got going strong after Queen Victoria’s beloved died) you can read all about it here.