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Sunday, January 24, 2016

The forgotten, macabre world of mourning jewelry

While the modern world of estate-planning is much different than it was in Victorian times, it is not the only thing that has changed. The customs and traditions around the passing away of a loved one have changed immensely. For example, mourning jewelry made from the hair of the deceased person is no longer in fashion. The Huffington Post recently carried an interesting article about the role mourning jewelry played in the days before we had photography to help keep our deceased loved ones close to our hearts. Click here to read the article.

The attached photo of a mourning pin accompanied the Huffington Post article and is credited to Sotheby's.

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