This year I have decided to keep watch for Victorian mourning jewelry. Specifically, I'd like to find a brooch with hands. I've been doing a little research on Etsy to see what is available and in what price ranges and I'll share what I've found with you today.
|Wood Antique Mourning Brooch (housewarming101)|
|Mourning Hand with Forget-me-knots and Rose Wreath (victoriansentiments)|
|Vulcanite Hand Holding Flowers (MaisonettedeMadness)|
|Hand Holding Roses Mourning Brooch (housewarming101)|
|Hand Holding a Fruit Basket (histoireancienne)|
|Double Hands with Wreath Mourning Brooch (machine dance)|
|Victorian Mourning Brooch with Clasped Hands (VintageMoondance)|
|Mourning Brooch with Hands Holding Flowers (housewarming101)|
If you're interested in mourning jewelry, I hope you're following the blog Art of Mourning. There is much to learn about symbolism used in death. Even these hands have different meanings depending on the position and types of flowers. It's fascinating.