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Mourning and memorial jewellery with and without ashes

de parlAmore rouwsieraden: Rouwknoop, As-cabochon en Rouwspeld

Are you looking for a special memento of someone close to you? Do you want to carry some ash with you or not? With stylish parlAmore jewellery, you can feel in a very personal way connected with your loved one. The jewellery on this website has been designed by Helena van Essen, produced in-house and delivered directly from the workshop. All jewellery can be personalised.

De parlAmore gedenksieraden: Rouwknoop in zwarte onyx en rode jaspis, ring met As-cabochon in zilver en brons en de Rouwspeld met bladnerf en parels.

Highlighted: the parlAmore Mourning Button, personal reminder and tangible memento

The idea? You wear a button from a piece of clothing belonging to the deceased on a gemstone of onyx or jasper. To be worn as a brooch, pin or pendant at moments when you want to feel extra close to your loved one. Buttons from different deceased persons can alternately be worn on the gemstone. Almost all buttons fit on it. Collected in a stylish black box, these buttons form a tangible memento of the loved ones who have disappeared from your life.

To the product page Mourning Button

From the reactions:

Een persoonlijke herinnering en tastbaar aandenken: deze rode jaspis rouwknoop draag ik met een knoopje van het favoriete hemd van mijn dierbare.

After my father’s accident, I felt an enormous cold. When I wear my parlAmore, I can feel his warmth returning to my body.

The beautiful stone with an ordinary button on it makes people curious. It is then not difficult to explain that you are grieving.

The Mourning Button allows me to honour and commemorate subtly but also provides support in difficult situations. I feel I have a ‘guardian angel’ with me.

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Why a mourning symbol?

Until the twentieth century, wearing mourning clothes after the death of a loved one was a matter of course. Mourning was done in public. Nowadays, mourning a loved one’s passing is a private matter, something you’d rather not bother others with.

However, this has also meant that it is no longer a matter of course to give people who have lost a relative the attention and support they need. Because of this, many mourners risk becoming painfully isolated. Wearing a piece of mourning jewellery can help to break through this isolation.

Read more about grief support