August 5, 2011
If the idea of turning a deceased loved ones’ ashes into a diamond seems outlandish, then consider the memorial art from the last few centuries. From the 17th century through the early part of the 20th century, memorial jewelry often utilized strands of hair interwoven with precious stones, filigrees of gold and engraved enamel. The hair, as you might guess, was of the deceased. A ring, pendant or brooch functioned as a sentimental piece, a talisman of memory, longing and grief.
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