Memorial jewellery is also known by various other names like cremation jewellery, funeral jewellery, or remembrance ornaments. The jewellery is used as an excellent means to memorize loved ones. When our admired one expires, one goes through hard times. The trauma of losing someone is drastic. The emotional breakdown one deals with is just can’t be explained in words; these jewel pieces work as symbols of memory that give you a thought that they are with you. These memorial jewellery are attainable in several beautiful pendants, rings, bracelets, chains, lockets, etc. These jewel pieces can be worn on the neck as chains or pendants. Also, on arms or fingers in the form of rings, and as earrings, and as a keychain. It’s not always compulsory to wear the jewellery, and you can either use them in displaying at your home in a sophisticated way, which enhances the interior of the houses.
Nowadays, it is a rising fashion to carry and wear such memorial jewelry, which holds a minor part of a dead soul’s remains in a piece of the jewellery. You can store a lock of hair, dried flowers from the mortal soul’s funeral, or a portion of the cloth; ashes are buried in a burial plot, as the symbol of souvenir in the memorial jewels.
The history behind Memorial Jewelry
No one can give you details regarding the exact date of the origin of such memorial or cremation jewellery. Still, it can be recorded back to the 16th and 17th centuries, it was when rings, brooches, and pendants are used to store with the burial of the dead loved ones in the piece of memorial jewellery. Once these commemorative jewellery pieces were known as “memento mori” a Latin term means “remember you will die”.
One can wear these daily in remembrance of that person who use to influence our lives passed away. Prior these jewels were carved with the name of the dead person, his date of birth, or the death of the beloved souls. With the passing time and centuries, the jewel gets grand which allows storing lock of hairs or the buried mortal as a symbol of memory.
The purpose and reason for memorial jewellery
The use of jewellery is that either you can wear the jewellery or keep the jewellery at some particular spot near your heart or the ones you got passed away. You can even use these jewel as the piece of an embellishing item in the house. It’ll add to your interior as well as give a reflection of your love towards the departed person.
The only purpose of wearing and carrying the memorial jewellery is to give honour to the dead soul with love and keeping them with you as an incredible memory in the form of such jewels.
You can go for chains, rings, bracelets, etc. You can carry on special events or occasions related to the dead souls like their anniversary, birthdays, etc. It just reflects your love and honour towards them and keeps you in touch with them always.