Jewelry for Mourning

By | July 1st, 2011|Categories: In Mourning|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Today it may seem to us that Victorians had a rather morbid fascination with death, however it is probably we who are now so insulated from this part of life, are overly sensitive to the topic. In the late 1800’s one in twenty infants died before their first birthday, and during the Civil [...]

Victorians in Mourning

By | April 13th, 2011|Categories: In Mourning|Tags: , , , |

In December of 1861, Queen Victoria’s beloved husband Albert died. Her response to his death would forever change Victorian mourning customs. It had been the custom for a Widow to wear black for a period of one year; other relatives were in mourning for lesser periods, depending on their relationship to the deceased. However [...]