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Mourning jewelry was a source of comfort in a world before vaccines, antibiotics, and even photographs. Money was set aside for jewelry to memorialize deceased loved ones. This gold and ivory pin is inscribed, "Weep not for me, but for yourself," and was meant to inspire prayers for the departed. Solemnly swear to look at more photos and prices.






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