Memorial jewelry has been popular throughout history. The Victorians made it especially popular with their Whitby Jet mourning jewelry and lockets to keep loved one's hair.
These days keepsake jewelry can be for keeping a photo close to your heart, for keeping a pinch of cremation ashes in, or a lock of hair. Sometimes, just a heart, an angel or a cross can be a comforting symbol to wear.
Whether you are buying a piece for yourself, as a remembrance of a loved one, or choosing a gift for a bereaved friend, we have put together a selection of the most beautiful pieces we could find for you.
The pretty personalised memorial pieces from Luxe Design are all lovingly made by the jewellery designer Joanne Hart in solid silver or gold. You can choose your own design and add charms such as a forget-me-not or birthstone, and have them hand engraved by Joanne with your loved one's name or a personal message.
The following are just a few examples of what is available. If you click through from any of the designs you can visit the site and see all the possibilities. Joanne ships internationally, and her prices are very reasonable for such beautiful quality pieces.
Sterling Silver Memorial Pendant
Hand-engraved with your loved one's name and two dates. A forget-me-not and birthstone charm complete this precious jewel, created especially for you to wear next to your heart.
Also available in gold
Forever in My Heart Silver Charm Necklace
This pretty pendant includes an angel and a forget me not charm. This is on a thick cable chain with toggle closure. It can be personalised with your loved one's name. A comforting keepsake to wear close to your heart.
Always in my Heart Gold Charm
A solid gold memorial charm with space for your loved one's name. It can be worn on a bracelet or necklace for remembrance. Beautifully hand made and engraved with love.
Gold Teardrop Necklace
A beautiful solid gold teardrop necklace. A classic and simple design. A subtle reminder of your loss that only you will know. Wear as a reminder of your loved one.
This can also be a thoughtful gift for someone who has lost a baby or had a miscarriage, or for anyone who is grieving to let them know that you understand their sadness.
Loved Forever Memorial Bracelet
This keepsake bracelet can be hand engraved on both sides to commemorate your beloved. Add a forget me not or an angel to complete your unique jewel.
Also Have a look at the links below for a selection of memorial jewelry and lockets for buyers on Amazon.
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