The Meaning of Jewellery

Each week we tell a meaning behind a piece of jewellery and why it is so sentimental

“I would love to tell you about this beautiful mourning pendant I wear.
I found it years ago in a little car boot, and it hasn’t left me since. I love the braided and woven hair inside of it, but what I love most is the sentiment of sadness it once Held for someone. I wear it because of its beauty but also out of respect to the people who have passed, and for loved ones lost.

Mourning jewellery made with hair is a craft we have long lost, and this pendant started a real passion for me. I now have a wonderful collection of intricately made pieces, but this one will forever be my favourite!”

Willow, Willow Hilson Vintage.  Exeter