Sunday, February 1, 2009
One of the reasons I started this blog was to find mourning jewelry that wasn't dark or gothic. Although I can understand why so much memorial jewelry is dark - it embodies the shadowy cave we feel relegated to when we've lost the "light in our lives" - I think we can also remember our loved ones with light, happiness and warmth. This gold Victorian locket from the wonderful collectibles website Things Gone By is a surprisingly light and gracious token from a usually gloomier era. According to the website, the turquoise symbolizes "Remembrance". Inside the locket is room for a keepsake. Very sweet!