What is keepsake jewellery?

Cremation jewellery has been around for a lot longer than you probably expected. History even dates types of ‘mourning rings’ and brooches as far back as the 16th Century.

Middle and upper class families would often have basic rings made with the name or initials of a deceased family member and passed down through generations. Funeral broaches were constructed and consisted of woven strands of hair or small trinkets set in resin on a brooch to be worn.

Fast forward to modern times where cremation is a common answer to end of life preparations, hollow pendants have become a comforting accessory. 

The ability to carry a remembrance of a person or pet with you in a piece of jewellery has been a long standing tradition that will continue well into the future.

photo source: The Art of Mourning


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