Rings 02.03.2015
Memorial ring in gold and black enamel, the bezel containing a microphotograph, reversed, of the Prince Consort in 1861, which is attributed to J.J.E. Mayall. The cypher linking the initials 'V' and 'A' in white enamel is set into the shanks on either side of the bezel

Victoria’s Photographic Mourning Ring for Albert, 1861

Love doesn’t require historical importance, nor does it an emotion that requires a single catalyst to happen. It is shared…

Lockets 30.09.2013
Front of locket: diamond, starburst

William Henry Smith Mourning Locket

Historical jewels are often marked by a certain quality that comes from having a notorious figure being memorialised. Be it…

Lockets 17.05.2011
Clara Pendant

Discovering Family History in a Photograph Pendant / Clara Wilkinson 1851-1867

One of the more fascinating aspects of being a mourning and sentimental jewellery collector is that we’re blessed with having…

Art 14.12.2010
Mourning Needlework Photograph

Mourning Sampler with Photograph, c.1880

Being a later piece, this sampler lacks formal design and opts for a flowing leaf and flower pattern. The photograph…

Lockets 21.10.2010
Clara Pendant

Discovering Family History in a Photograph Pendant / Clara Wilkinson 1851-1867

One of the more fascinating aspects of being a mourning and sentimental jewellery collector is that we’re blessed with having…