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Mourning Jewelry: MJ036

A SPIRITUAL MEMORIAL OF DEVOTION ( Victorian Mourning Hair Cross Pin / Pendant): With the swell of spiritual fervor influencing the Victorian view of life, the inevitability of death and the philosophy of dust to dust, only one’s hair would last beyond the grave. Keeping a memorial made of hair was the natural extension of the act of caring. This exceptional Antique Hair Cross (c. 1860 - 1880) is made of brown table worked hair tightly woven over a hard core. The ends are finished with beautifully etched jeweler tested 14KT gold caps. The center band has a 14KT gold plaque where initials could be added. The safety catch pin back was perhaps a total addition to what I think was probably originally a pendant only. Now it does it all. An exceptionally fine hair cross. Condition: Excellent. No hair loss or damage. Pristine! Size: 2 1/2” high, 1 3/4” wide, 1/4” thick.

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