Rings 03.01.2017

Princess Amelia Mourning Ring, 1810

Fifty of these rings were ordered from Rundell & Bridge [and Rundell] at 58 shillings each. This ring was acquired by…

Rings 03.09.2016
Bronze religious buckle ring, c.14th Century, inscribed "MATER DEI MEMANTO" / "Mother of God Remember Me".

Ecclesiastical Jewels in the Middle Ages

Piety and fidelity are the primary aspects of what drive the need for a memory of love. The idea of…

Brooches 27.06.2016
Eye miniautre pendant.

The Collector

A collector’s passion can be driven by the simplest things. There’s the sheer joy and thrill of finding an object…

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…

Brooches 15.11.2014
Silesian iron wire-work brooch, c.1825

A Mourning Tour: Berlin Ironwork Jewellery

Giving something precious for an important cause is considered one of the most respectful ways to show honour and fidelity…

Brooches 08.05.2014
Silesian iron wire-work brooch, c.1825

Berlin Ironwork Jewellery

Giving something precious for an important cause is considered one of the most respectful ways to show honour and fidelity…

Rings 27.03.2014
Green Enamel Mourning Ring 1803

1803 Green Enamel Mourning Ring: Part 2

In the first part of this article, the elements that created a green enamel mourning ring have been discovered. The…

Collecting 24.12.2011

Christmas Gifts

For January only, Mark and Lord Coconut along with your dearest Art of Mourning will be offering 10% off all…

Rings 28.10.2011

Roger Kelsall Mourning Ring, Part 3

His son John, I’m guessing, commissioned this mourning ring. His law career would have him fluent in Latin. He respects…

Rings 26.10.2011

Roger Kelsall Mourning Ring, Part 2

Roger Kelsall’s father, John, of Scottish descent, came to the colonies from England and settled in South Carolina. He owned…

Rings 24.10.2011

Roger Kelsall Mourning Ring, Part 1

It seems that we, as mortal beings, with hopes and dreams like any other human, find a connection with the…

Rings 26.07.2011

Spoilt for Choice: decision-making 101 for the collector

You’ve discovered a treasure: unique, beautiful, interesting, an asset to your collection and within your fiscal reach! Buy, buy, buy!…

Collecting 09.03.2011

For Those Who Came In Late: Interview with Jewellery Historian and Creative Director, Hayden Peters

For those who visit this site and experience a new/different area of jewellery that is part of cultrual and social…

Rings 14.10.2010
modern hinged ring

Hinged Ring and Further Examples

Strange sized fingers and opening hinges while a jewellery historian binges on a wealth of fabulous examples of this odd…

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