Mourning jewellery

This brooch belonged to a set of jewellery consisting of silver hairpins, brooches and rings studded with pearls as well as green and blue gems. Mourning jewellery is worn during the mourning period of three years as a show of respect for the loss of loved one. During this time, the usual gold and diamond ornaments are exchanged for more sombre jewellery such as this.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th century
Region
Singapore or Malacca
Dimension
Object size: 5.0 x 3.7 x 1.0 cm
Accession No.
2002-00502-003
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Gold