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Victorian Mourning Jewellery

Period:
19th Century
Description:
These three necklaces are examples of mourning jewellery. 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.
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
KIMMG:2002/26/1-3
Digital Number:
EAAC050n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council