Why You'll Love It. The secret language of mourning.
Finely crafted entirely from glass beads, this antique Victorian necklace was worn as a token of. Smooth to the touch, with a lovely tactile feel, this long strand has forget-me-not flower beads, tiny fluted spacers, and larger beads with an infinity motif at their focal point. With a design as unique as it is detailed, it grabs your attention and connects you to the deep meaning and story behind the piece. Fresh sheen with minor chips and surface wear to the glass noticeable only on close inspection. Strand is intact and original without any missing beads and a symmetrical design.Floriography, or the language of flowers, is rooted in the Victorian era. It refers to the assignment of special emotional meanings to certain flowers. Including those flowers in jewelry was a way to slyly convey one's feelings in a society that discouraged showing your emotions. For example, red roses were (and still are today) associated with romantic love and passion, while forget-me-knots were symbolized remembrance. Mourning jewelry from the Georgian and Victorian eras were special, custom pieces designed in the memory of a deceased loved one. While many mourning pieces used dark materials like natural onyx or jet to convey grief, they were often surprisingly hopeful, as the majority of the western world believed they would one day be reunited with their loved one in the afterlife. Pieces incorporated symbols that represented this hope or the characteristics of their loved one, as well as locks of hair or small portraits. Today, collecting and wearing antique mourning jewelry is to honor the memory of a real person and appreciate the sentimentality of a bygone era. _gsrx_vers_1516 GS 9.3 (1516).