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Victorian Carved Bog Oak Pin Brooch, Mourning Jewelry in Black, Brass-Tone
Located in Milford, DE
mourning jewelry, made popular by Queen Victoria and her court, was used to memorialize loved ones who
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19th Century Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

Victorian Red Garnet Pearl Gold Mourning Jewelry Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
. A unique glass back containing a lock of hair, a common element in Victorian mourning jewelry, adds
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1870s Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Garnet, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Onyx & Seed Pearl Mourning Jewelry 3-Piece Suite
Located in METAIRIE, LA
Antique Victorian Circa 1890 Set constructed completely of 14KT Yellow Gold **We do guarantee that all pieces are constructed of the metal stated, as they were tested using an elect...
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1890s Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Onyx, Pearl, 14k Gold

Antique Victorian Hair Ring 18k Yellow Gold Sz 10 Band Vintage Mourning Jewelry
Located in Torrance, CA
. In the Victorian era, hair jewelry held immense sentimental value and served as a unique and poignant
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Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Georgian pearl hair brooch with locket, circa 1770.
Located in London, GB
Georgian pearl hair brooch with locket back opening. Traditional mourning jewellery with locket of
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1770s Georgian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Pearl, Gold

Antique Georgian Padlock Mourning Brooch, 9k Rose Gold, Hairwork
Located in NEWARK, GB
are increasingly difficult to find and a highly popular choice in mourning jewellery. They embody the
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19th Century British Georgian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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9k Gold, Rose Gold

Victorian Black Onyx and Diamond Mourning Brooch
Located in London, GB
detail around the edges, a black onyx face with a star set old cut diamond. Like most mourning jewellery
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19th Century Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Diamond, Onyx, Gold, Yellow Gold

10K Gold Engine-Turned Mourning Locket with Braided Hair
Located in Venice, CA
This mourning jewelry locket is a real gem. It can be opened easily with a snapping button that
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1840s European Early Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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10k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian 1870s Tortoiseshell Piqué Brooch
Located in London, GB
Victorian era Tortoiseshell was used in mourning jewellery. When somebody passed away as a sign of respect
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18th Century English Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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9k Gold

Antique Victorian Enamel Pearl Diamond Gold Hair Locket Heart Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful representative of antique Victorian era Mourning jewelry, this delicate 14k gold heart
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19th Century Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Diamond, Pearl, Gold, Enamel

Antique Swivel Mourning Brooch pendant, 15k gold and black enamel
Located in NEWARK, GB
commonly used on mourning jewellery and is said to represent death, while pearls are thought to represent
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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15k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique 1880s Repousse Citrine Brooch
Located in Towson, MD
mourning jewelry although it was used in mourning jewelry. This strikes me as simply a fashion brooch and
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1880s Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Citrine, 10k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 1880s Repousse Citrine Brooch
Antique 1880s Repousse Citrine Brooch
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Antique Victorian Tortoiseshell Brooch with Gold and Silver Piqué Work
Located in London, GB
condition. This superb highly decorative tortoiseshell brooch would have been worn as Victorian mourning
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

14K Gold Victorian Banded Agate and Turquoise Enamel Mourning Ring
Located in Venice, CA
mourning jewelry. In its center is a banded agate disk carved with a quatrefoil design. The agate contains
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1870s Unknown Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Agate, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique Diamond Mourning Brooch, Pendant, Black Enamel and 15k Gold
Located in NEWARK, GB
piece of mourning jewellery. Marks and era: Unmarked, tests as 15ct gold to the main body and 9ct to
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Diamond, Enamel, Yellow Gold, 9k Gold, 15k Gold

Early Victorian Memorial Brooch Circa 1840
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
Victorian mourning jewellery. Each piece tells a story of remembrance and love, crafted with precision and
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1840s Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Gold

Early Victorian Memorial Brooch Circa 1840
Early Victorian Memorial Brooch Circa 1840
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W 1.26 in L 1.46 in
Victorian Oval Onyx Pearl Emerald Mourning Pendant Necklace
Located in Arnhem, NL
it belonged to the mourning jewelry. In the past, the pendant was also used a brooch, but the pin to
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Early 20th Century Dutch Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Emerald, Onyx, Pearl, 14k Gold

Victorian Oval Onyx Pearl Emerald Mourning Pendant Necklace
Victorian Oval Onyx Pearl Emerald Mourning Pendant Necklace
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W 1.58 in D 0.06 in L 1.78 in
Antique Victorian Mourning Brooch, 9ct Gold Hairwork, Split Pearl
Located in NEWARK, GB
mourning jewellery. It has an old c type clasp and pin fastener. Unmarked, tests as 9ct gold, Victorian
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Mid-19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Pearl, Gold, 9k Gold

Antique Victorian Whitby Jet heart pendant, Puffy heart
Located in NEWARK, GB
Whitby Jet was a popular choice for mourning jewellery it was also used for other jewellery as the rich
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

Victorian sentiment pendant in gold and hair, 19th century
Located in PARIS, FR
monogram in hair with the letters R and G on the other. This type of sentimental or mourning jewelry was
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1870s French Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Gold

Victorian Blue Enamel Mourning Brooch in 9kt gold
Located in Braintree, GB
Interesting Facts: Victorian mourning jewellery often incorporated symbolic elements and high craftsmanship
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1860s British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Diamond, Pearl, Gold, Enamel

14K Gold Georgian Mourning Pin with Purple Paste Stones, circa 1820
Located in Venice, CA
and is approximately 3/4” x 1/2”. This is a lovely piece of Mourning jewelry, with many beautiful
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1820s European Georgian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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14k Gold

Antique Victorian Mourning 18 Karat Yellow Gold Jet Cameo with Diamonds
Located in San Francisco, CA
Gold, and topped in Silver, this gorgeous piece of Mourning jewelry features a beautiful Jet Cameo
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Late 19th Century American Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

Victorian Antique 22 Karat Sapphire Ruby Double Snake Ring
Located in Banbury, GB
snake. Snakes were also often used in mourning jewelry of the time It is currently a size N (UK), 6 2/3
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Ruby, Sapphire, 22k Gold

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 10k GOLD HAIR ART MOURNING BROOCH WITH SEED PEARLS
Located in New York, NY
I have a long-held fascination with Victorian hair art and mourning jewelry, and this piece is full
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19th Century Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Pearl, 10k Gold

Antique Victorian Whitby Jet pendant, large, Greek key
Located in NEWARK, GB
was a popular choice for mourning jewellery it was also used for other jewellery as the rich black
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

Antique French Mourning locket, Black onyx and 18ct gold, Remember
Located in NEWARK, GB
mourning jewellery. Marks and era: 19th Century, French made for the export market, Weevil mark and makers
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19th Century French Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Onyx, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Georgian / Victorian Hair Mourning Ring with Gold Filled Band & Drop
Located in Philadelphia, PA
of mourning jewelry! Date: 19th Century Overall Condition: It is in overall good, as-pictured, used
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19th Century Unknown Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Gold-filled

Antique Victorian mourning brooch l, In Memory Of, 9k gold
Located in NEWARK, GB
commonly used on mourning jewellery and is said to represent death. It fastens with an old c type clasp
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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9k Gold

Victorian 14K Gold French Brooch Jet onyx Seed Pearl Mourning Pin
Located in Wallkill, NY
An exquisite piece of Victorian Mourning Jewelry. The pin is made up of either French Jet or Black
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Late 19th Century American Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Onyx, Cultured Pearl, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold

Antique Victorian Whitby Jet brooch
Located in NEWARK, GB
material used in mourning jewellery due to its rich black colour, it is made from fossilised wood, formed
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

Antique Victorian Whitby Jet brooch
Antique Victorian Whitby Jet brooch
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W 1.6 in L 1.1 in
Antique 14 Karat Gold Mourning Locket Pendant
Located in Rotterdam, NL
without the chain. Mourning jewelry were mostly worn in The Grand Victorian Era, between ca. 1861-1880
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Late 19th Century Dutch Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Gold, 14k Gold

Antique 14 Karat Gold Mourning Locket Pendant
Antique 14 Karat Gold Mourning Locket Pendant
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W 0.63 in L 0.99 in
Antique Art Deco Whitby Jet bead necklace
Located in NEWARK, GB
Black hue making it a popular choice for mourning jewellery. The necklace fastens with a brass screw
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Early 20th Century British Art Deco Antique Mourning Jewelry

Antique Victorian Natural Onyx Pearl Starburst Mourning Brooch 15ct Rose Gold
Located in Mona Vale, NSW
Victorian eras, mourning jewellery was a treasured way to remember the passing of a loved one. Queen
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Late 19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Pearl, Onyx, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Mourning brooch, Onyx, Pearl and Diamond, 15k gold, Ivy leaf
Located in NEWARK, GB
has a fine millegrain border with black enamel. Like most Victorian jewellery mourning jewellery has
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Diamond, Onyx, Pearl, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Jet Pendant Earrings
Located in New York, NY
make mourning jewelry. These earrings date from this time period after Victoria herself lost her
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1860s British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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14k Gold

Antique Victorian Jet Pendant Earrings
Antique Victorian Jet Pendant Earrings
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Antique Victorian Vulcanite chain necklace, chunky mariner link
Located in NEWARK, GB
unlike this incredible Victorian chain. It's dark Aesthetic also made it a go to choice for mourning
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

Georgian 1770s 18K Gold White Enamel Urn “In Memory of a Friend” Mourning Ring
Located in Staines-Upon-Thames, GB
and hand painted dedication. This beautiful piece of mourning jewellery is truly one of a kind
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1770s British Georgian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique 18k Gold Mourning Bracelet, Blue Enamel, Victorian
Located in NEWARK, GB
, capturing the sublime craftsmanship of Victorian Mourning jewellery without being immediately obviously a
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique Victorian mourning bracelet, 18k gold and Hairwork
Located in NEWARK, GB
collector of mourning jewellery. It is a chunky wide cuff style bracelet made up from tightly woven strands
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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18k Gold

Victorian Large Mourning Belt Locket 18 KT Natural Split Pearl
Located in Napoli, IT
The dark beauty of Mourning jewellery, so wearable and desirable in modern life style, dramatic an
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1890s European Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Pearl, 18k Gold

Antique Victorian 18k Gold, Black Enamel & Old Cut Diamond Mourning Ring, C 1884
Located in MELBOURNE, AU
Although Mourning Jewelry has a long & fascinating history, going back to as far as Middle Ages
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1880s English Late Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Enamel

Amethyst Cabochon and Rose Cut Diamond Ring
Located in OVIEDO, AS
was used in antique mourning jewellery as it was believed to make a clear connection between the earth
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1840s European Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Amethyst, Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

Victorian English Enameled Woven Hair Gold Mourning Ring
Located in Narberth, PA
in 18kt gold, the ring is richly detailed, and serves as a fine example of the mourning jewelry
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1880s English Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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18k Gold

RARE VICTORIAN VULCANITE GRAPE CHOKER NECKLACE ca. 1860
Located in New York, NY
essential to mourning jewelry and mourning dress, but thanks to Queen Victoria's extended 40 years of
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1860s Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

Antique Banded Agate Mourning Brooch, 9k Gold, Black and White Enamel, Victorian
Located in NEWARK, GB
. Black enamel was commonly used on mourning jewellery and is said to represent death. White enamel was
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Agate, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Early Victorian English Mourning Ring with Enameling and Woven Hair
Located in Narberth, PA
in 18kt gold, the ring is richly detailed, and serves as a fine example of the mourning jewelry
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1850s English Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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18k Gold

Antique Georgian Key to my Heart mourning locket, 18k gold and Hairwork, padlock
Located in NEWARK, GB
A truly magical piece of antique Georgian mourning jewellery. This early 19th century locket is
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19th Century British Georgian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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18k Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 18k Gold Mourning Locket, Black Enamel Cross Pendant
Located in NEWARK, GB
must have for any collector of antique jewellery whether you are an avid collector of Mourning
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Victorian Mourning Pendant Necklace, Garnet, Diamond Fly, 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in NEWARK, GB
beautiful and scarce piece of Victorian mourning jewellery, lots of detailing packed into this impeccable
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Diamond, Garnet, Yellow Gold

Antique Georgian Mourning Ring, 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Blue Enamel and Hairwork
Located in NEWARK, GB
of mourning jewellery or as a gift to yourself. Dated 18th century Georgian pieces are always in
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18th Century British Georgian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique Victorian Onyx and Rose Gold Bangle
Located in Montgomery, AL
gold. This exceptional antique piece was most likely worn as mourning jewelry, a truly fascinating
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Onyx, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Antique Victorian Vulcanite Cross and chain necklace
Located in NEWARK, GB
made it a go to choice for mourning jewellery. Condition: Good used condition overall with some signs
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

Antique Victorian 18K Gold Black Enamel and Pearl Hinged Locket Mourning Ring
Located in Staines-Upon-Thames, GB
gold band. This beautiful piece of mourning jewellery is truly one of a kind. Set to the centre is a
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1880s Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

14K Gold Envelope Shaped Mourning Locket. Brooch with Arrow
Located in Venice, CA
often seen in mourning jewelry, consists of a chrysoberyl cat’s eye surrounded by six old cut diamonds
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1870s Unknown Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Chrysoberyl, Natural Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Antique Black Enamel and Yellow Gold Mourning Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
detract from the true representation of this fine example of mourning jewelry/estate jewelry. Item Ref
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1840s English Antique Mourning Jewelry

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique Enamel and Seed Pearl 12k Yellow Gold Mourning Brooch, circa 1835
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
this fine example of mourning jewelry. Dimensions Length of setting3cm/1.18' Width of setting 2.31cm
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1830s Unknown Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Pearl, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique 0.57Ct Jet, Black Enamel and 9k Yellow Gold Mourning Ring Circa 1804
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
mourning ring; part of our diverse antique mourning jewellery collections. This fine and impressive
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Early 1800s Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique Victorian Onyx Cross Pendant with Seed Pearl and Gold Leaves
Located in Rotterdam, NL
polished black onyx. During part of the the Victorian era from about 1860 to 1880, mourning jewelry was the
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Late 19th Century European Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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Onyx, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold

Early Victorian 14K Gold and Enamel Locket
Located in Venice, CA
braided bit of hair behind a circular glass plain. The locket may have been worn as mourning jewelry to
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1850s Unknown Early Victorian Antique Mourning Jewelry

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Early Victorian 14K Gold and Enamel Locket
Early Victorian 14K Gold and Enamel Locket
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Antique Mourning Jewelry For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact piece of antique mourning jewelry you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, Yellow Gold and 18k Gold. You’re likely to find the perfect item from our selection of antique mourning jewelry among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Creating a choice in our collection of antique mourning jewelry has been a part of the legacy of many jewelers, but those produced by Karen Sugarman Designs are consistently popular. While most can agree that any object in our assortment of antique mourning jewelry from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Pearl version from the 143 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. See these pages for a cabochon iteration of this accessory, while there are also rose cut cut and round cut cut versions available here, too. If you’re browsing our inventory for an option in this array of antique mourning jewelry, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for unisex and men.

How Much is a Antique Mourning Jewelry?

The price for a piece of antique mourning jewelry starts at $165 and tops out at $24,500 with these rings, on average, selling for $1,228.
Questions About Antique Mourning Jewelry
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, men wore mourning jewelry as well as women. It became popularized during the Victoria era, but was a tradition that has stretched in history far back before this period. Shop an array of authentic mourning jewelry from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, some jewelers still make mourning jewelry. Mourning jewelry was very popular in the Georgian era and experienced a resurgence in the Victorian Era when Queen Victoria wore it in memory of Prince Albert after he passed. Today, there is more versatility in what is considered mourning jewelry and limitless options for customizing it. Find vintage and contemporary mourning jewelry from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    Paste jewelry is made out of a special type of flint glass that emulates several gemstones. Paste is a hand-cut glass that is polished with metal powder until it gleams like a gem. Paste jewelry was popular as a cheaper alternative to diamonds during the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian eras, as well as the Art Deco period. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage paste jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    To tell if jewelry is antique, look for its hallmarks. You will usually find them in inconspicuous areas, such as on clasps, the backs of pendants or the insides of bracelets and rings. Once you have located the hallmarks, use trusted online resources to identify the maker and find out when they were active. Pieces produced more than 100 years ago are antique. If you need assistance dating a particular piece, enlist the services of a certified appraiser or knowledgeable antiques dealer. Find a large collection of antique jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    Jewelry is considered antique once it is 100 years old. Pieces that are 20 to 99 years old are vintage. Contemporary is the term used to describe jewelry that is less than 20 years old. Explore a large selection of antique, vintage and contemporary jewelry from some of the world's top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertDecember 4, 2023
    To tell if antique jewelry is real, first look for hallmarks that may signify the maker. You can then use trusted online resources to find out what to look for to verify authenticity. If the jewelry doesn't have hallmarks, you may wish to consult a certified appraiser or licensed dealer. An expert can evaluate your jewelry, tell you whether it is a genuine antique and provide information about its materials and approximate value. Explore a large selection of antique jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To tell if jewelry is antique gold, take it to a licensed appraiser experienced in evaluating jewelry. It is difficult to identify jewelry materials using only the naked eye and online resources. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of expertly vetted gold jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In antique jewelry, the term “paste” means glass finished in a way that allows it to resemble natural gemstones. To produce paste, artisans polish it for long periods of time with metal powder. On 1stDibs, find a selection of antique paste jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To know if your antique jewelry is valuable, you can consult trusted online resources to see what similar pieces have sold for in the past. It is important to note that the condition of your specific piece will have a major effect on how much it is worth. Jewelry of a certain historical period will be worth more to collectors than accessories from other less noteworthy eras, and whether or not a given accessory is set with a precious gemstone may affect its value as well. You may wish to have the jewelry evaluated by a certified appraiser who can examine the piece and give you a price estimate. Master jewelry designers and luxury houses of the 19th and 20th centuries include Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, BVLGARI and others. Shop a collection of jewelry from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    Yes, some antique jewelry does go up in value. It is important to note that demand as well as the condition of your specific piece will have a major effect on how much it is worth. A certain historical period’s jewelry may be worth more to collectors than accessories from other less noteworthy eras, and whether or not a given accessory is set with precious gems may affect its value as well. You may wish to have the jewelry evaluated by a certified appraiser who can examine the piece and estimate its value. Master jewelry designers and luxury houses of the 19th and 20th centuries include Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, BVLGARI and others. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of jewelry from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertDecember 12, 2023
    To tell if jewelry is vintage or antique, first look for any hallmarks that signify its maker. You can use trusted online resources to research when the maker was active and producing pieces similar to yours to roughly estimate its age. Jewelry is vintage if it's between 20 and 99 years old, and antique if it is 100 years old or more. If you're unable to locate a maker's hallmark, becoming familiar with the materials and other characteristics used during different eras of jewelry can help you date your piece. When in doubt, enlist the help of a certified appraiser or knowledgeable dealer. On 1stDibs, explore a large collection of vintage and antique jewelry.