A Victorian funeral piece has been cast immortal in sterling silver, oxidized in a gloomy gray. This image was often pinned to the flowers that were laid to rest over the grave of a dearly departed child, or in the case of this version, carefully nailed into the casket as a heartfelt send off of those left behind. Although macabre in it's original inent, here it is a beautiful statement of 'L'amour fou', or "mad love", something the surrealists fervently believed in, and existed as an elusive muse.
By taking a unexpected object and reassigning it a new identity, I'm speaking of the surreal notions of 'objective chance', objects that were conjoined that had seemingly nothing to do with each other but were secretly connected like constellations. This ring also appeals to my obsession with Victorian mourning. Such care and detail was given to the original piece!
This necklace is bold. At slight over 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inch wide and highly detailed, retaining all the original embellishments of the original antique.
Paired with a flattened oval link chain, reminiscent of the shape of rosaries, this melancholy piece hangs over the heart from an 18 inch chain, suggesting that the heart is the precious darling coveted by many and secured by only one.
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***This is handmade to order, just for you! Please allow 3-4 weeks for creation and shipment.