From the 'Mourning' collection, this is the most iconical piece of my collection: the Mourning ring. Skulls and diamond are solid 925 sterling silver and 18k gold plated.
Mourning or memorial jewellery has been worn for centuries, especially during the Victorian era where funerals and the events attached to burying, immortalizing, and remembering the dead was of much importance. Common symbols used in mourning jewellery included forget-me-nots, flowers, hair of a loved one, hearts, crosses, ivy leaves, and more macabre symbols such as skulls, coffins and gravestones. I refer to these and to other old or ethnic customs , urban legends as the Black Widow who kill her husbands for their money and historical events as crimes, serial killers, and suicides… My mourning jewellery illustrates these different forms of death. Each piece tells a story about the deceased and their widow.