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”