Antique Fine Mourning

Antique Victorian Mourning In Eternal Memory Sterling Silver Vermeil Locket


Antique Victorian Mourning In Eternal Memory Sterling Silver Vermeil Locket
Antique Victorian Mourning In Eternal Memory Sterling Silver Vermeil Locket
Antique Victorian Mourning In Eternal Memory Sterling Silver Vermeil Locket
Antique Victorian Mourning In Eternal Memory Sterling Silver Vermeil Locket
Antique Victorian Mourning In Eternal Memory Sterling Silver Vermeil Locket
Antique Victorian Mourning In Eternal Memory Sterling Silver Vermeil Locket
Antique Victorian Mourning In Eternal Memory Sterling Silver Vermeil Locket
Antique Victorian Mourning In Eternal Memory Sterling Silver Vermeil Locket

Antique Victorian Mourning In Eternal Memory Sterling Silver Vermeil Locket   Antique Victorian Mourning In Eternal Memory Sterling Silver Vermeil Locket
Throughout history, cultures have dealt with grief differently. Victorian women wore special jewelry as a meaningful way to keep a loved one close. This antique silver mourning locket has the conjoined letters I, M, and E, likely standing for In Memory Eternal, symbolizing love will be eternal.

Eye-catching-with its original fluted bail and the vermeil's golden sheen. Its a special piece for the perfect memory. Want to personalize your locket?

We can size, print, and precision-cut your photo(s) for a perfect fit. Bright patina with minimal surface wear, no dents. Vermeil finish is golden with minor fading. One original frame holds your photo tightly in place without glass or plastic inserts. Closes firmly with a satisfying "snap".

Symbolism in antique and vintage jewelry is common, yet it can be hard to spot if you don't know what you're looking for. Often, specific natural gemstones, flowers, birds, and motifs like stars and anchors were imbued with meanings that have fallen out of present-day society's collective memory. To appreciate the power of symbols in antique jewelry is to imagine what it would have been like to wear the piece and step back into history. Mourning jewelry from the Georgian and Victorian eras were special, custom pieces designed in the memory of a deceased loved one. While many mourning pieces used dark materials like natural onyx or jet to convey grief, they were often surprisingly hopeful, as the majority of the western world believed they would one day be reunited with their loved one in the afterlife. Pieces incorporated symbols that represented this hope or the characteristics of their loved one, as well as locks of hair or small portraits. Today, collecting and wearing antique mourning jewelry is to honor the memory of a real person and appreciate the sentimentality of a bygone era. _gsrx_vers_1436 GS 9.0.5 (1436). This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
  1. Brand: Unbranded
  2. Style: Locket
  3. Type: Pendant
  4. Base Metal: Sterling Silver
  5. Metal: Vermeil
  6. Metal Purity: 925
  7. Department: Women
  8. Jewelry Department: Fine
  9. Vintage: Yes
  10. Antique: Yes
  11. Original/Reproduction: Original
  12. Era: Victorian (1837-1901)
  13. Pendant/Locket Type: Photo

Antique Victorian Mourning In Eternal Memory Sterling Silver Vermeil Locket   Antique Victorian Mourning In Eternal Memory Sterling Silver Vermeil Locket