Queen Victoria's tooth jewelry collection

yeliab

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It didn't even look like teeth... more like baroque pearls or fresh water pearls :lol: They must have shaped and polished those teeth!! They were so white and similar shaped! :biggrin:
 

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FASCINATING!!!

I would have never guessed that Queen V went around while in private dressed in the teeth of animals her husband shot. I guess you never know what people do in private!
 

Rubyz

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They look beautiful!
At least they're all polished and shaped into something beautiful, not left au naturale to wear xD
 
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Hmm.. animal teeth--not as weird. To me, that's just like using bone.
Her daughter's tooth: now that's a little disturbing! Especially how they shaped it into a thistle! I wonder what the design discussion for that piece was like...
 

caitlin1214

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I saw the picturs. If you don't think about it, it kind of looks like mother-of-pearl.


I guess in those days they didn't do the whole tooth fairy thing.


And as for the animal teeth, it's a bit odd to see so many of them at one time, but nowadays they're still selling shark tooth neckaces. (Granted, they've been fossilized, but it's still a tooth from a shark.)

And, um, you don't kill a shark to get the tooth. Sharks have several rows of teeth that are constantly being replaced.
 
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