Thursday, May 24, 2012

Coffin locket

This is a Victorian coffin locket. That fact that I can use the words "coffin" and "locket" together in the same sentence makes me deliriously happy. What a brilliant way to use a funerary motif in mourning jewelry! The little compartment here would have been perfect for a lock of hair. I don't have a will yet (I probably should) but when I write it, I might request that a bit of money be used to make mourning jewelry for my close friends and family. A little engraved locket like this would be so lovely, I think.

Image courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum


lauren said...

oh this IS way cool. but don't talk about dyin', alright!?

Jean Jean Vintage said...

Ok, but you know you are TOTALLY getting a coffin locket. We've already discussed these things :)

steph.kelley said...

Stunning! Passing this along to a friend who makes her own fabulous silver jewelry — once made a working guillotine! xoxo

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

That is amazing...this is timely, as it was (apparently) National Goth Day the other day!

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