Antique Mourning Jewellery

We have a stunning collection of mourning jewellery, spanning from the 18th century right up the present day, covering the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco periods. Mourning jewellery usually is made of gold and black enamel, and decorated with death related decorations (known as memento mori).


Heritage Antique Jewellery is part of the Antique Jewellery Group where a vast array of rare and distinctive pieces can be found at www.antiquejewellerygroup.co.uk.

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Antique Mourning Jewellery

We have a stunning collection of mourning jewellery, spanning from the 18th century right up the present day, covering the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco periods.

Mourning jewellery usually is made of gold and black enamel, and decorated with death related decorations (known as memento mori).

It has existed since around the Middle Ages, but it wasn’t until the Victorian period that mourning jewellery really took off in popularity.

Following Prince Albert’s death in 1861, Queen Victoria wore only black, and mourning jewellery to match, and the general public took note.

Black clothing and mourning jewellery became very popular, with jet being a favoured stone, although other cheaper alternatives were often used. 

Mourning jewellery is among the more unique collections we have, and all of the pieces have a fascinating and dark history.

We have a great range of mourning jewellery for you to browse, encompassing rings to brooches and earring to necklaces, with many pieces made from jet, the original mourning jewellery material.