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Victorian Mourning Jewellery (1)

Period:
19th Century
Description:
Queen Victoria's lengthy mourning for Prince Albert coincided with the Crimean War and Indian Mutiny. This caused mourning jewellery to be more widely worn than before and brought about a fashion for Jet.
Materials/Media:
jet
Dimensions:
length 280mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAAC025n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council