Victorian mourning jewellery was popular in the 1800's. Since death was so common, it became popular for jewellers to set custom 'hair art' behind glass and metal so people could keep a piece of their loved one after they'd died. Hair is so special because it remains long after our bodies have faded, and is as unique as a finger print.
Check out how my two clients and I made these rings happen from drawings to setting hair in gold!
We started by researching what was out there in Victorian mourning jewellery from the mid 1800's and beyond. We found pieces that inspired us.