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Mourning Jewelry: MJ112

ENCLOSED TENDER TEAR DROPS ( Victorian Mourning Jewelry Earrings ): Vibrant brown woven hair shimmers with life in these pierced 14KT gold and black enamel earrings surrounded by tiny seed pearls. (c. 1840-60) Tokens of hair, intimate and personal, were tangible mementos that offered the promise of immortality in a very mortal world. “If I should from this world depart / you could still remember me.” Enclosed under beveled glass, these exceptional antique beauties will always be protected from damage and handling – and can be worn as often as you like. Hair earrings are so fragile they often become frayed or separated and converted into pendants. This pair – with all its “bells and whistles” – is a remarkable find for serious collectors. The braided hair is surrounded by tiny pearls of “sorrow” and the black enamel bands of mourning. The closed back ear hooks have C clasp fasteners at the bottom so that they will stay where you want them and prevent the danger of falling off. Earrings are rare and becoming harder to find all the time. These are superb examples of love and the care taken with treasures of a life well lived……”Remember me.”

Condition: Excellent. All original.
Size: 3/4" high oval, 1/2" wide, 1/4" deep.

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