London-based jewelry designer, Gisele Ganne, creates mourning jewelry combining elements of old Victorian era customs with a contemporary Haute Couture twist. But, according to Gisele, mourning isn’t just about death,
“…it is also about dead relationships and decaying marriages. Today, 42% of marriages finish by divorce in UK and 38% in France. My divorce jewelry refers to old and contemporary wedding customs to illustrate this sort of mourning…I use union and marriage symbols and subvert them to show the inevitability of the breakup, but also show that from these ashes may raise a new life.”
It’s a great concept with a huge market these days.
Take a look through the full range of death and divorce mourning jewelry on Gisele’s site.
[spotted by Noah Scalin of the Skull-a-Day blog]