People Used to Cope with Grief by Making Jewelry from the Hair of Deceased Loved Ones (PHOTOS)

During the 18th and 19th centuries, from about 1766 to 1927, people used to cope with grief in a very unique way — mourning jewelry.

They’d take a lock of hair from a deceased one who passed away and place it into a piece of jewelry. Whether the jewelry be a ring, a broach, a bracelet or a pendant, these keepsakes helped those who lost a loved one cope with their immense grief.

Check out the slideshow above for a glimpse at a few of these gorgeous, macabre mementos from the past.