This Halloween we have treats instead of tricks as we share our reserve of antique mourning jewelry!
Mourning jewelry evolved from the profound acceptance of death with the motto ‘memento mori’ Latin for “remember death”.
Cross imagery was another common aspect of mourning jewelry. This icon was a requiem for the devoutly religious. It served as an emblem of faith and reminder of the rewards of a pious lifestyle.
Mourning jewelry was a unique and artful conversation on life and death, and its brusque sentiment continues to intrigue collectors to this day.