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…

Rings 30.11.2011
Dedication: 2 June 1816 AET 59 / Catherine Mary Walpole mourning ring

The Evolving Band in 19th Century Mourning Rings

Mourning bands adapted styles with changing fashion, however, there is a uniformity to their prominence c.1680-1900 that is as steadfast…

Rings 03.05.2011
Anachronistic 1780 Memento Mori Neoclassical Ring

Memento Mori in Jewellery: Anachronistic 1780s White Enamel Ring Where Memento Mori Meets Neoclassicism

Continuing our look at memento mori in jewellery through the ages comes this stunning piece from the collection of Marielle…

Rings 22.03.2011

Mourning Ring Dedicated to S King, Jan 4 1796

With neoclassical pieces, there is continuity to them and not just a broad period where different styles were mixed. Notice…

Rings 17.03.2011
1820 Brotherly Love Ring / Purple and White Enamel

Revisiting: 1820 Brotherly Love Ring / Blue and White Enamel

Dedications in memorial and sentimental jewellery usually begin with the love for a husband or wife, then the parents, then…

Rings 18.10.2010
Anachronistic 1780 Memento Mori Neoclassical Ring

Memento Mori in Jewellery: Anachronistic 1780s White Enamel Ring Where Memento Mori Meets Neoclassicism

Continuing our look at memento mori in jewellery through the ages comes this stunning piece from the collection of Marielle Soni. This particular piece jumps ahead of our previous example from c.1680 and we go directly to 1780, in future articles, I will fill out the 1720s-1760s, so you can all see how the memento mori symbols were used in their context.

Rings 09.08.2010
1820 Brotherly Love Ring / Purple and White Enamel

1820 Brotherly Love Ring / Blue and White Enamel

Dedications in memorial and sentimental jewellery usually begin with the love for a husband or wife, then the parents, then…

Rings 16.07.2010
Sepia Ring

Sarah Jervis White Enamel and Sepia Mourning Ring, 1777

If you know me, you know I like my white enamel pieces, often because of their immediate sentimentality and their…

Collecting 11.04.2010
Question

Enamel…

If black enamel means death, white enamel means purity and virginity and blue enamel means that the loved one was…

Rings 08.03.2010

George Washington Memorial Ring, A Reflection

George Washington was a unique individual. It’s redundant to speak about his importance to United States history and rather than…