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Good Mourning Jewelry: A Beginner's Guide To Victorian Era Jet

During the Victorian Era, deciding what you were going to wear to a loved one's funeral was a pretty big deal. It was so big a deal, in fact, that most towns had their own mourning jewelry shops. These shops catered to individuals in mourning, crafting and personalizing rings, necklaces, and brooches that memorialized the life of those who had passed. And, if you were among the wealthiest, classiest citizens of the Victorian Era, your jewelry would have been made from the top-of-the-line material of its time -- jet.