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An Evening of Mourning Jewels at Doyle & Doyle featuring Hannah Blount Jewelry x Sarah Nehama

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Join Hannah and jeweler, collector, and author Sarah Nehama at Doyle & Doyle for a celebration of all things mourning jewelry. 
Hannah Blount Jewelry An Evening of Mourning Jewels at Doyle & Doyle Sarah Nehama Memento Mori Jewelry NYC Jewelry Shopping Event
Shop a variety of singular Memento Mori study pieces from Hannah Blount Jewelry's Scrimshaw collection, alongside a variety of specially curated jewels from Sarah Nehama and Doyle & Doyle. The night will open with a short talk by Sarah Nehama, with discussion to follow on the beauty, history and legacy of mourning jewelry. 
Hannah Blount Jewelry An Evening of Mourning Jewels at Doyle & Doyle Sarah Nehama Memento Mori Jewelry NYC Jewelry Shopping Event
Hannah Blount Jewelry’s Scrimshaw pieces serve as talismans of protection, resistance and nostalgia—the Memento Mori studies within the Scrimshaw collection combine naturalistic elegance with gothic motifs and eerie sentiment. Naturally drawn to the spectral and macabre, Hannah’s admiration for Victorian mourning jewelry can be found in her work modernizing the traditional beauty of hand-etched adornments.

Scrimshaw jewelry is often considered the predecessor to Victorian mourning jewelry—the longing and nostalgia found in Victorian mourning jewelry parallels that of the sailors at sea, who originally created scrimshaw artwork. Memento Mori adornments were reflections on mortality and the “vanity of earthly life”: the duality found in these beautiful, and often dainty, pieces that symbolize the severity and finality of death inspired Hannah to create harmonious contrasts through her one-of-a-kind Scrimshaw earrings, necklaces and rings.

Hannah Blount Jewelry An Evening of Mourning Jewels at Doyle & Doyle Sarah Nehama Memento Mori Jewelry NYC Jewelry Shopping Event
We hope to see you there! Learn more about the event and mourning jewelry over on the Doyle & Doyle blog, and make sure to RSVP by clicking the invite below. 
For those looking to learn even more about mourning jewelry, order Sarah's Nehama's book In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry. Nehama's book offers explanations of the history, use, and meaning of mourning jewelry from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries.

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