Ashes into art – memorial paintings for the home

For centuries memorial jewellery has been worn by those who have lost someone close to them. With remembrance jewellery going as far back in history as ancient Egypt, it’s easy to see why rings and pendants are a popular choice for people suffering loss and bereavement. But jewellery isn’t the only way we can keep […]

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What is remembrance jewellery?

When our loved ones pass, many of us will want keepsakes to remember them by. Physical objects help us feel a deeper connection, even when our loved ones are gone. This sort of sentimentality has been shared in every culture throughout history, and jewellery is one of the most popular ways to keep those we’ve […]

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A guide to pet loss memorial jewellery

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the biggest heartbreaks we can experience in life. These faithful companions warm what can often seem a cold, cruel world. They greet us first thing in the morning and see us off last thing at night. They stay by our side through the good and bad […]

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Why do we celebrate Father’s Day?

I have the huge privilege of being a stepdad, a granddad, a sort of adopted dad, dad-in-law and a dad. That’s five types of dad and I love all five roles albeit that I prefer to lump them into one. I often lump all my children into one heading of “kids” even though some of […]

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A Real Love Story Marked by Memorial Jewellery

There was a girl called Alexandrina who fell in love with a young prince. This is the stuff of fairy tales but this one is true. When Alexandrina ascended to the British throne in 1837, she promoted her middle name and became Queen Victoria and he was Prince Albert. Despite the heavy duties and extreme […]

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Where did the Practice of Memorial Jewellery Come From?

“Those who have passed away do not have to be forgotten…” Memorial jewellery can be divided into two clear categories, Memento Vitae and Memento Morie, memorable jewellery of the living and memorial jewellery for the deceased. Some very notable Memento Vitae would include: Richard Burton bought the very memorable jewel, the Taylor-Burton diamond, a 69.42 […]

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How to Keep Silver Looking Great

Silver is a beautiful metal. Its looks, feel and sheen can enhance even the most glamorous wearer, but what do we know about it, and do we know how to make it look great at all times? Silver naturally occurs in the earth’s crust and is usually found along with copper, gold, lead or zinc. […]

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Is Grieving For My Pet Normal?

Over recent years, pet ownership has changed. In the past, pets often had a job – dogs were bred to complete a task: guard dog, sheepdog or gun dog. Today the role of many pets has changed, with many now acting as a companion for their owner and family.  

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Sharon’s Story

Sharon shares the story of her beloved horse Trevor and the important role he played in her life, and how she’s chosen to celebrate his memory. I was always a happy and friendly person. I had a great life with a really good husband, a nice house, even my own horse, Trevor. Who on earth […]

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