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    Posted 9 months ago

    krysciobrad
    (77 items)

    I have this necklace I believe to be stone but I really haven’t a clue. I think it’s mourning jewelry. This piece is heavy weighing 125 grams and measures 24 1/2”, no clasp. There not plastic, and I don’t think there glass. There not black diamonds, black spinel? Onyx? Any info would be nice.

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    1. Gillian, 9 months ago
      Not meaning to put paid to your saying about it being a mourning piece, not every black necklace is necessarily so. Mourning jewelry usually comes in the form of a brooch or locket. Something that could be worn close to the heart? Long strings of beads were more for formal occasions, and for flappers! The last link is a photo - think it's the best one - for me anyway.

      https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/685850132/antique-victorian-carved-whitby-jet-or?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=memento+mori+brooch&ref=sr_gallery-2-25

      https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/507625167/mourning-brooch-sepia-artwork-plinth-urn?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=memento+mori+brooch&ref=sr_gallery-3-3

      https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/654234166/beautiful-antique-victorian-woman?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=memento+mori+brooch&ref=sr_gallery-5-35&pro=1
    2. Gillian, 9 months ago
      Wow - 14 1/2" that is very short. Photo must have been enlarged a lot? Being shorter doesn't make it a mourning piece though.
    3. krysciobrad krysciobrad, 9 months ago
      @Gillian, whoops it’s actually 24 1/2”
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/235736-black-glass-beads-for-lentilka

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