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Antique and vintage jewelry

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 4:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
The purpose of this board is for posting inquires and photos related to vintage jewelry in any form, novelty, gadget, military, costume, etc, for help in identifying it.

This board may not be used for the purpose of promoting, selling, bartering or trading jewelry. Posts of this nature will be removed and reported.

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Re: Antique and vintage jewelry

Posted: 1 Aug 2012 11:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
How can you identify mourning jewelry from regular jewelry? I have some that are mainly black, but from what I've seen, there are many brooches, etc., that were considered "mourning jewelry." When did the trend of wearing it end? What was the length of time you were supposed to wear it?

Re: Antique and vintage jewelry

Posted: 23 Aug 2012 12:54AM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: Antique and vintage jewelry

Posted: 17 Sep 2015 1:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Mourning jewelry was often brooches made of the hair of the deceased. Saving the hair of a loved one was a popular during the Civil War & Victorian traditions. Often the beloved had a locket or a broach with the hair of their loved one during war.

Re: Antique and vintage jewelry

Posted: 17 Sep 2015 1:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Mourning jewelry was often brooches made of the hair of the deceased. Saving the hair of a loved one was a popular during the Civil War & Victorian traditions. Often the beloved had a locket or a broach with the hair of their loved one during war.
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