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Posted 4 years ago


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Among my mourning hair collection, I wanted to share the victorian large swivel brooches.

My favorite is the good little devil in the two first pics!

So malicious looking I secretly wish this was only a "souvenir" of his or her's (at this time, little boys were dressed in girls till their 6!) first hair cut!

Of course some creepy beasts came among :-/


  1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Thanks Manikin, aghcollect and Newtimes for your loves :-)
  2. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    Its adorable! I really think its a girl, look at her face! She must be 3-4 years old. She doesn't look malicious, she looks absolutely cute! She remindes me of my youngest daughter, who is also 4 years old. She puts the same face on when she knows she did something wrong ;-)
  3. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Thanks Phil, I love your comment! ;-))
  4. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Just notice photograph and parents weren't afraid to sit such little child on top of high pedestal, LOL!
  5. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
    Hi kyrantango. I'm not entirely certain but I think the Prince of Wales hair designs in your brooches is a love token. Not mourning. I've never really gotten into the 'language' of hair jewellery.

    Love your little girl, she's good fun. It's possible her mum was holding her & is hidden underneath her dress. Have you ever seen those old photos of children where the mother is hidden under a blanket or sheet?
  6. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Ouf, Jewels! If mom was hidden to hold her baby, what a relief! (never seen that!)
    For sentimental jewelry see there:
    For symbols there:
  7. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    What a beautiful collection and adorable photos! I love it!
  8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Thanks to the 8 new lovers! :-))
  9. nittygritty1962 nittygritty1962, 4 years ago
    Back at that time people had to sit sometimes over an hour before the photo was taken ...this is sweet love hair jewelery
  10. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Be photographied was a memorable and exceptional event, not a lot could afford!
    Thanks nitty for your kind comment :-)
  11. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    I really want to love mourning jewelry but it just makes me sad. My sister collects it and finds it sweet.
  12. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Amber, to love them, just keep in sight they witness love...

    When some people says me (horrified):
    "you wear antique jewelry? It come from dead people!"
    I answear :
    "Yes, but it was cherished and transmitted to us in order to be living again! Old houses saw death too, sad moments, dramas and lots of happiness too, though are still inhabited! THAT'S LIFE"
  13. MrsWarren MrsWarren, 4 years ago
    Very, very nice pieces. Than ks for sharing.
  14. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Thak you so much MrsWarren!
  15. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Thanks Manikin for your love:-)
  16. dr.sideshow, 3 years ago
    Just wonderful!
  17. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you dr.sideshow :-)
  18. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Great article on CW about mourning and sentimental jewellery :
  19. kyratango kyratango, 3 months ago
    Here is a fabulous site about all pieces of mourning:

    Huge collective thanks to all of you, 23 lovers!

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