Mourning Jewelry

Links from Around the Web: Mourning Jewelry

With the opening of “Death Becomes Her”, an exhibit of mourning attire at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, mourning jewelry is in the news.  Here is a round-up of some articles and exhibits across the country:

I love Lynn Yaeger’s writing and she just published an article on loaning mourning jewelry to the exhibit at the Met:  http://www.vogue.com/3296237/lynn-yaeger-jewelry-met-museum-death-becomes-her/

And here’s a link to the exhibit:  http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/press-room/exhibitions/2014/death-becomes-her

Also in NY, jewelry store Doyle and Doyle has an exhibition of sentimental rings, of which mourning jewelry is one category:  http://www.doyledoyle.com/blog/thevault2/

On the opposite side of the country there is a small exhibit of mourning jewelry at the GIA (Gemological Institute of America):  http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research-library-exhibit-mourning-jewelry?utm_source=Insider&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2014-10-21

Here’s a gallery of photos of a mourning ring in my Ruby Lane shop dating from 1866 (the photo at the top of this article is the top of the ring).  “IN MEMORY” is written around the ring shank in enameled letters, with plaited hair beneath the letters.  Here’s a link to the item (the other three photos at the top of this post are also items of mourning jewelry from my shop):

 

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