BRING THAT BACK: LOCKETS & PERFUME BUTTONS

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As our previous post about Buckle Jewelry touched on, the Victorians were a sentimental lot. They were accustomed to losing loved ones to disease, workplace accidents, and war, and so they built a culture that helped them to cope with these losses.

In addition to buckle jewelry, lockets and perfume buttons were worn in remembrance of a departed loved one. Or in the case of wartime, they were exchanged between a soldier and his long-distant sweetheart, as a token of fidelity and reassurance during indefinite periods¬†apart. Continue reading “BRING THAT BACK: LOCKETS & PERFUME BUTTONS”

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