Mourning jewelry

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  1. LightningRose says:

    And today you can have your loved one’s remains made into a diamond.

    http://www.lifegem.com/

    If this hasn’t been the topic of a Boing-Boing post, it should be!

  2. Anonymous says:

    A very interesting website full fo resources. Great read and insight into history.

  3. Anonymous says:

    That’s really quite interesting. These days we barely talk about death, it’s interesting to see how much it was a part of peoples lives back then, and how they celebrated the lives of loved ones after they’d passed on.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I think mourning jewelry is a beautiful thing. Why not have somebody you love close to you at all times.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Lots of people collect different things and more often than not we (outsiders) tend to think they are just hoarders or have nothing better to do with their money and time.

    But after reading this article, I am truly converted in how i view collectors. Its interesting to see how much sentimental value each piece has and the history behind them. Jewelery back then had so much more meaning than now where people purchase it just to show off their wealth. Bring back the old days I say!

  6. Anonymous says:

    A damn good article. Quite an interesting read. Jewelry actually meant something back then, and it shows.

  7. Brainspore says:

    Nowadays people who want to wear black clothing and skull-adorned jewelry can just go to Hot Topic.

  8. Anonymous says:

    “A lot of people think it’s morbid and maybe grizzly, but it’s not.”

    When did bears start wearing jewelry? (Tip: spell-check is not the same as knowing the right word.)

  9. fiona davies says:

    Another really modern popular type of memorial jewellery is keeping the ashes in a charm or pendant.
    You can see this at:
    http://urnjewelelry.co.uk

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hi Anon:
    This has been fixed, thanks!
    Collectors Weekly

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