The Art of Mourning

Lord Hayden Peters

Art of Mourning

Hayden Peters is a Jewellery Historian and Creative Director.

A long time collector of mourning and sentimental jewellery, this site is a tribute to each piece and knowledge collected over time.

This resource is a balance between accessible for all ages and skewing towards the academic when necessary so that it’s very open. Hopefully this will demystify a lot of the mystery surrounding antique collecting and mourning/sentimental jewellery, while educating and being a lot of fun. There will be stories about collecting, publicising antique/collectable events and having themed mourning/sentimental days where different items are discussed.

The Art of Mourning official site (artofmourning.com) began in 2005 as a way to unify collectors from all around the world. Its growth and use as a resource is a testament to the passion of collectors everywhere.

Download the ABC Collectors interview below:
Link > Collectors Download Page
Link > Direct Segment (MP4)WMV


Link >You can read an interview with me at Collectors Weekly here.

I’ve just been given a chapter on Mourning Jewellery in ‘Alan Carter’s Book of Collections in Australia First Edition – 2013’ – You can purchase a copy here!


If you would like to contact me, I can be reached via this email or on the Art of Mourning Twitter account.

If you would like to donate to Art of Mourning, please click the graphic below to take you to Paypal. Art of Mourning is strictly advertising free to maintain the focus of the site directly on memorial, mourning and sentimental art and objects.