Lockets 08.08.2017
Black Enamel Mourning Locket, c.1870s

‘Not Lost But Gone Before’ Mourning Lockets

To the Victorians, brand consistency was essential for the development of the British Empire. As with any culture that is…

Collecting 03.01.2016
Gold mourning ring enamelled in black and white. The shaped rectangular bezel, with a willow tree reserved on white enamel with a small glazed locket containing hair. Inscribed behind Anna/ Seward./ Ob. 25 March, 1809.' Aet. 66.

Mourning Jewellery in White

With its absence of light and its embodiment of the mystery of the unknown, black is the accepted primary colour…

Other 09.05.2010

LifeGem, Turning Your Loved Ones to Diamonds

While not a terribly new phenomenon, I do get asked about this quite a bit. LifeGem has had quite a…