Memorial Jewellery Ideas for the Newly Bereaved
Throughout history, memorial jewellery has been made for bereaved people, to treasure something of their lost loved ones. Particularly in the Victorian era, lockets were made to keep a lock of someone’s hair safe and close to their hearts. Today, however, memorial jewellery has become even more special and personal. Thanks to talented craftspeople, designers and jewellers, there is a wide range of jewellery to choose from. We have collected together a list of some of our favourites that you might want to consider, when deciding on memorial jewellery to commemorate the person you have lost.
As we’ve said, throughout the Victorian era it was extremely popular to keep a lock of a loved one’s hair in a locket. Since then, we have continued the tradition, but upped the game just a smidge. One of our personal favourites is our Circular Shaped Sterling Silver Memorial Ashes Locket – it is modest, yet beautiful; the perfect sentiment for you to keep a piece of your loved one close to your heart.
Wearing earrings to special events you wished you could share with the person you love, might be easier with our Rondure Array Triple Drop Memorial Ashes Earrings. They are classy and elegant and ready to be shown off – perfect for special events they would have loved to be a part of.
Our Classic Round Memorial Ashes Cufflinks are simple and perfect as a subtle, but gorgeous, tribute.
The intertwined hearts of our Ladies Cherish Memorial Ashes Ring with Swarovski Crystals could be a gorgeous piece of jewellery to symbolise the heart of your loved one, combined with your own.
If you’re looking for a gents ring, our personal favourite is the Signet Memorial Ashes Ring. Its timeless style is extremely wearable and an ideal piece of jewellery to wear daily, as a personal reminder to your lost loved one.
Our playful Butterflies Memorial Ashes Necklace with Swarovski Crystals would be a gorgeous sentiment to symbolise a loved one’s bubbly, or even adventurous, nature.
They say when a white feather falls, an angel is with you, which is a saying we absolutely love. Our loved ones gain their angel wings and fly beside us as we continue to live on. Angel wings are very symbolic and can be extremely comforting, especially if you’re experiencing a new loss. Our Angel Wings Memorial Ashes Bracelet uses these ideas to create the perfect piece of comforting, wearable jewellery.
Although choosing jewellery like this is a beautiful gesture to your loved one, it can also be an extremely heart-rending decision – losing someone is something lots of us struggle to truly come to terms with. By having a piece of jewellery made, you’re stepping slowly into acceptance; so be kind to yourself. Despite this being a present for you, or a loved one, it won’t necessarily be the most exciting purchase you have ever made. But, remember that in choosing this unique piece, you’re permanently keeping your loved one near and solidifying your love for them in a beautiful piece of bespoke jewellery.
By Rebecca Thomas