Victorians Had an Odd Sense of History

Led by Queen Victoria, who seemed to truly enjoy the misery of mourning, Victorian England, and by extension Anglophiles in the colonies and America reveled in the rites of death. Mourning charms and jewelry are rife, from carved Whitby Jet to Hair Jewelry.

Here however is what I sincerely hope is a lovely birthday charm bracelet as opposed to one made up of the hair of children the owner has lost – in lockets with their hair and engraved with names. A charm of life not death, and a beautiful one at that, this takes respecting the original owner to a whole new level. click here to see

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