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Mourning Jewelry

Mourning jewelry is jewelry traditionally worn when someone was in mourning. During the 16th through 18th-century memento mori jewelry was popular for mourning and it became even more popular after the death of Prince AlbertQueen Victoria remained in mourning until her passing in 1901, causing a revival of this type of jewelry. During the latter half of the 19th-century, they were of sombre design and black is the main used color. Materials used are typically black enamel, jetonyx, human hair, glass, vulcanite and gutta-percha