Victorian 18ct Mourning Hair Locket
An exquisite piece of Victorian history. This unique sentimental locket is quite a find. It is meant as a memorial locket baring a photo of a Gentlemen one side and a small lock of hair on the other. One can only imagine that the hair in the locket is that of the Gentlemen in the photo who most likely past with this locket being made in honour of him.
Mourning jewellery was extremely popular in Victorian times and came in many different variations suck as rings, bracelets & lockets etc.
When Queen Victoria’s beloved husband Prince Albert past away, the Queen left instructions for specific pieces of jewellery to be made and commissioned in his honour for her and the family. Each piece of jewellery would bare the late Princes photograph and/or a small lock of his hair as a memoir to the Prince to which she would always wear until her death. It is because of Queen Victoria’s insistence of modelling the precious items that they became a popular trend for all in the Victorian Era. This locket is a prime example of this style.
Both the lock or hair and the photograph are in impeccable condition considering their age and would make a fantastic addition to anyone with admiration of fine historic Victorian jewellery.
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