Mourning.  This would have freaked me out.  And it does looking at it.

Victorian Hair Art : A Curious Way To Mourn

A rather grand mourning jewellery set made from Whitby jet - courtesy of the British Museum

A rather grand mourning jewellery set made from Whitby jet - courtesy of the British Museum

"The Spirit Hath Fled" - Victorian mourning locket with black and white enamel on 9k gold

THE SPIRIT HATH FLED- Victorian 9k Gold & Enamel MOURNING Locket

"The Spirit Hath Fled" - Victorian mourning locket with black and white enamel on 9k gold

It's eerie, but there is a beauty about it. I think it's lovely how much the Victorians honored the dead.

Morbid History : The Victorian Art of Mourning

It's eerie, but there is a beauty about it. I think it's lovely how much the Victorians honored the dead.

Oh, how ghastly! Learn more about Victorian history here http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|405131

Morbid History : The Victorian Art of Mourning

Oh, how ghastly! Learn more about Victorian history here http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|405131

victorian mourning dress child | mourning-dress

Morbid History : The Victorian Art of Mourning

Victorian Mourning Photography | 1878 : Victorian Mourning - Pictify - your social art network

Victorian Mourning Photography | 1878 : Victorian Mourning - Pictify - your social art network

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