The Georgians and Victorians began to symbolise their mourning with pieces of their departed loved ones. Locks of hair were the most popular, but plenty of teeth can be seen set in Victorian brooch... and the occasional glass eyeball.
This article gives a little background in o Memento mori and then expands on the topic of mementos that used parts of the dead in jewellery.
Symbolism in jewellery was an enchanting element of Georgian and Victorian dressing. There was much to be learned from a quick study of the gems a...