Forget-me-not Mourning Ring
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 labourers 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 which surround the Victorian emblem of remembrance, the Forget-Me-Not.
- Whole size 6-9.
- Gold-plated alloy.
- VTC Exclusive.