Brooches 04.11.2014
REGARD pin with turquoise

A Mourning Tour: The Georgian “REGARD” Brooch

Jewellers and goldsmiths who had a close proximity to the crown benefitted from the attention and fame that their patronage…

Brooches 07.04.2014
REGARD pin with turquoise

The Georgian “REGARD” Brooch

Jewellers and goldsmiths who had a close proximity to the crown benefitted from the attention and fame that their patronage…

Lockets 01.05.2013
Georgian Heart REGARD Pendant 18th Century

Georgian Heart REGARD Locket

Every jewel is a remarkable monument to its time, its fashion, its very personality. Sentimental jewels are the embodiment of…

Rings 12.04.2013
18th Century French Ring

French Sentimentality Captured in an 18th Century Ring

“For You All Alone” (“Pour Vous Tout Seule”) is a sentiment that equates not only to the message of love…

Lockets 24.12.2012
Georgian Heart Emerald Flower Pendant 18th Century

Embellished Georgian Heart Love Pendant

Over the course of the following articles: > An Eternity Knot in a Crystal Heart Pendant > Mourning Crystal “Georgian” Heart > 18th…

Rings 22.02.2012
1699 Mourning Ring

J Scotts, 1699 Mourning Ring

By the end of the 18th century, there began a standardisation of styles in memorial jewellery that drew itself from…

Lockets 02.11.2011

Recovery and Regard in an Opulent Pendant

You’ll have to forgive this Jewellery Historian and Halloween fun. You know, when you deal with such a morbid subject…

Is It, Or Isn't It? 29.08.2011
Mento Mori Skull Pin Ruby Eyes

Adding Some Flesh to a Skull & Crossbones Pin

It’s always the odd one out. Among the more common questions I receive at Art of Mourning revolve around the…

Art 02.05.2010

Cause For Concern?

Now, here is a piece that has caused a lot of distress to many people in the past. If you’re…