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Forget-me-not Mourning Ring
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Forget-me-not Mourning Ring

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Queen Victoria lost the love of her life, Prince Albert, to typhoid fever after 21 years of wedded bliss. This tragic loss plunged her majesty into a deep state of mourning for the remainder of her life—almost forty years. To satiate her broken heart, Queen Victoria wore black garments, jewelry, and hair accessories. Since Queen Victoria set the example for her court, mourning clothing and jewelry became the pinnacle of fashion.

By today's standards, mourning jewelry might seem morbid but in Victorian times, death was abundant. Middle-class men might live, on average, to 45. The typical lifespan of workmen and laborers spanned just half that time. Children's fate was even worse: one in three died before the age of five.

Mourning jewelry brought solace to the survivors who had to cope with frequent losses. In the end, perhaps mourning jewelry can be thought of more as an expression of love than of grief. Its purpose was to keep a departed beloved near to the heart, and that is a sentiment that transcends culture and time.

This masterful reproduction of a vintage Victorian mourning ring, features a halo of 15 seed pearls around the Victorian emblem of remembrance: the forget-me-not flower.

  • Wholes sizes 6–9.
  • Gold-plated alloy & seed pearls.
  • Antique replica.
  • VTC Exclusive!
Style: #5532244
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