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Victorian Jewelry

Victorian jewelryToo often we settle for pale imitations or modern costume jewelry to adorn our Victorian gowns, but that doesn't have to be the case: here's a guide.

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valarie  
  Excellent article, Diane! I too am fascinated by the jewelry and have been collecting for many years, and setting aside some mistakes I've purchased.
I especially love your comment, "Then, as now, black was considered chic and fashionable, so pieces of black jewelry abound that most certainly do not accord with the Victorians' strict code of mourning". So many times I've had to explain that my Best Black Bustle gown was NOT mourning, with all its bling on it.
 
 

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