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Jewelry as a token of love

Giving gifts as a token of our affection is a long established ritual, and jewelry has always been one of the most popular gifts to give and to receive. However, our ancestors sometimes gave each other what may seem to us rather strange mementos. In the nineteenth century a lover’s lock of hair might be integrated into a piece of jewelry.

We found 8 objects
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Ring of friendship

1700 - 1800
Silver
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Brooch

1790 - 1800
Gold, Pearls, Enamel, Hair, Glass
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Portrait pendant

1801 - 1900
Silver, Photographic paper
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Ring

1800 - 1850
Gold, Hair
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Commemorative medaillon

1780 - 1900
Diamond, Silver, Gold, Glass, Hair
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Portrait casket

1900 - 1910
Gold, Diamond, Emerald
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Portrait pendant

1640 - 1660
Diamond, Silver, Gold, Enamel
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Heart-shaped medaillon

1850 - 1870 - Van Herendael Petrus Victor
Diamond, Gold, Silver, Enamel, Glass